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    I was browsing through the Bill Monroe content on spotify and at the end of the play list there is an "Also Appears on" section. And in Bill's section, there is a Rebel label album titled "True Bluegrass Mandolin". I submit this for your review. Do y'all see anything humorous about this cover artwork?

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    The oval hole?
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    Default Re: True Bluegrass Mandolin

    True F style mandolins with f holes being so hard to find they were forced to use an oval hole model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Brock View Post
    The oval hole?
    Yep!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudmister View Post
    True F style mandolins with f holes being so hard to find they were forced to use an oval hole model.
    Sounds right. None of those guys would have had a f-hole model
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    I'd play that F4 in a bluegrass band any ole day of the week.

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    Monroe played an F-4 when his Loar was in the shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Bowman View Post
    Do y'all see anything humorous about this cover artwork?
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    Either a sense of humor or a blunder by an art director. My son in law is an art director in LA and his peers look for any little inconsistancy in each other’s work, like a 1954 toaster in a 1952 kitchen. He did all the graphics in Ford vs. Ferrari, and had to be very careful not to use a sponsor patch from a year later on the driving suits, or any signage on the tracks that wasn’t exactly correct.
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