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    Post Has anyone ever heard of Country Roads brand mandolins ?

    I'm purchasing 2 mandolins from someone on facebook marketplace, and one of the mandolins is made by Country Roads . A company I have never heard of and am having the damndest time trying trying to find any information about. Can anybody help me..?Attachment 184842
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    Default Re: Has anyone ever heard of Country Roads brand mandolins ?

    That's a name I haven't come across, but lots of identical instruments used to show up regularly with many different names on the headstock. Just depended on which importer ordered them. Japanese or Korean, depending on how old it is. Ply construction, inexpensive student grade mandolin. Suzuki was the most common name, IIRC, but no idea who made them.

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever heard of Country Roads brand mandolins ?

    Yeah it's made in china

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever heard of Country Roads brand mandolins ?

    Similar instruments are imported into the country under dozens of names. I bought a similar mandolin brand new several months ago from Wal-Mart's website for $19.00. Play it an enjoy it.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Ah. I thought it was older.
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    Unusual tailpiece; thought it had ball ends at first.

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever heard of Country Roads brand mandolins ?

    It is common in the Pacific rim to have factories make a large volume of widgets. Buyers claim so many units and their name is silk screened on to the product. The key word is widget, as these are production units to these producers and marketers and nothing more. Each meet the specifications they were designed to meet. They could be clothing, instruments, car parts, anything, the key is the volume and expedience of manufacture and marketing.

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