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    Default Bunch mandolin

    Anyone know anything about a mandolin brand name (BUNCH)
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    Default Re: Bunch mandolin

    Seventeen or so years ago I met a fellow named "Carlos Bunch" at Cumberland State Park near Crossville, TN. He made and played his own mandolin and in talking with him he'd made a few and sold them. As best I recall, he wasn't into production in a big way, but was trying to make the next better than the last one, etc. He was an excellent player. Each fall over a period of 5 or 6 years my wife and I joined a group of our bluegrass friends at the Cumberland Park for two or three weeks of jamming and sharing good times. I think Carlos lived in Kingston, TN area during that time period and was always in the park when the gathering happened. I have no idea if the mandolin you speak of is one of his or not, but that is the name he put on the mandolins that I saw him play.

    I've found a youtube video of him playing one of his mandolins and have included a link to it. I don't have any idea whether Carlos still lives in the Kingston area or if he is even still alive. Good luck on your search and I hope this info isn't a big distraction for you.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWl1VIyMmMw
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    Default Re: Bunch mandolin

    Thank you so much ,that actually helps alot I am looking at one of his early ones it's a beautiful mandolin just want some specs on it.

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