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    Default Oddly shaped mandolin identity

    This is currently on the shop goodwill site. Is this a custom made mandolin? Big splits in the back. Anyone seen one of these?
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    Default Re: Oddly shaped mandolin identity

    Quote Originally Posted by Graciela View Post
    This is currently on the shop goodwill site. Is this a custom made mandolin? Big splits in the back. Anyone seen one of these?
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    Production mandolin, affectionately referred to as a "sunfish" mandolin here. Several threads to look through here.

    Scroll down a bit for some pictures here.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Thanks!

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    I'm thinking that if you're not careful about how you rest that thing on your lap, it could cause some serious damage to unmentionable parts of the anatomy . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeZito View Post
    I'm thinking that if you're not careful about how you rest that thing on your lap, it could cause some serious damage to unmentionable parts of the anatomy . . . .
    True, but it'd be one way to get that high lonesome sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrymartin View Post
    True, but it'd be one way to get that high lonesome sound.
    other way with a capo?

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    I just registered with the cafe, thanks admin. THIS is the 1st post I read & exactly the object of my curiosity!

    Mandolin lore is a very specialized kind of weird.

    Many thanks to the OP Graciela, mod Mike & all those original posters. I can move on now.

    - Dan

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    lonesome for life

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