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    Default Gourd-backed mandolin

    Coming up for auction in Bristol, England on 20th February is this oddity which looks like a bowl-back 12-string mandolin with a gourd for a bowl https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/a...3-ab6100bad5b6
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    Default Re: Gourd-backed mandolin

    That is what I'd call a vegan mandolin. My definite preference over non-vegan kinds such as armadillo and such.

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    Default Re: Gourd-backed mandolin

    You had the wrong link. That lot is linked here.

    Oh, I see... it shows a thumbnail. If you click on the photo it goes to the lot page. Lot #456.

    What could be even worse than a standard mandriola? Perhaps a gourd-backed one?
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    Default Re: Gourd-backed mandolin

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post

    What could be even worse than a standard mandriola? Perhaps a gourd-backed one?
    No. Armadillo mandriola with stiff Preston tuners is the answer.

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    Oh, but I like this one! Not enough to bid on it, but I like it.
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