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    This Stradolin received as a gift from a Friend, had belonged to His Father. Had it dialed in by an excellent Luthier and plays great. What is different on this than others I've seen is the ebony pickguard has abalone buttons covering the attaching screws, also the back of the neck has an inlay ( guess You call it ) down the middle. It's walnut and the bridge has a bone saddle. I've seen a similar model from a post from a few Years back that went for $200, but did not have these appointments. Will post pics, not seeing where to add

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    Instead of "post quick reply" click on "go advanced". In the top right line you will see a paperclip icon. Click on that and you can upload photos.
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    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    Thanks Charles,went to go advanced and not seeing a paperclip

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    Click reply. Look at the little icons along the top. The third from the right is "insert image." Click on it. Click on "from computer." Add your photos.

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    Thanks Eric, Tried the reply and don't see that icon. Using a Mac and Safari browser. Frustrating. Almost as much as trying to find the lineage of a Strad. Lol

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    It should look like this one.
    1924 Gibson A Snakehead
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    I don't see any difference when I open it in Safari versus Firefox. It's right where pheffernan circled it. As I type this, it is directly above the "w" in "where."

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    Thanks, but I'm not getting anything like that. When I hit reply j just get an empty box, no icons. Tried dragging and dropping, copy paste, export, nada. Could be I'm a mo ron. Do appreciate the help, as I would like to add to and learn from the knowledge base of the mysterious Stradolin Heritage

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    What if you “Reply With Quote” and hit “Go Advanced” next?
    1924 Gibson A Snakehead
    2005 National RM-1
    2007 Hester A5
    2009 Passernig A5
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    2017 Poe Scout
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    Finally got it to load, had to go to different page . Sorry the shot ended up sideways , not how it was originally.
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    Nice looking Strad - how does it sound?

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    You have a Strad-O-Lin Artist Deluxe model. This catalog page was uploaded by Jim Garber to the Vintage Ad Social Group. There are also pictures of similar models in the Strad-O-Lin Social Group. Please fell free to add pictures of this mandolin to the Strad-O-Lin Social Group. It looks like you're missing the tailpiece cover. It would have been a standard Waverly Cloud cover.

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    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Looks like a really cool mandolin. Boy, these Strad-O-Lins are really coming out of the woodwork in the last week!

    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Soper View Post
    Nice looking Strad - how does it sound?
    Plays great not super loud, but fun. I had put it away thinking it wasn't staying in tune, but pulled it out the other day and it was fine. Had bought some better tuners but they didn't work with the headstock and I'm glad didn't change them as would have messed up the instruments vibe

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    You have a Strad-O-Lin Artist Deluxe model. This catalog page was uploaded by Jim Garber to the Vintage Ad Social Group. There are also pictures of similar models in the Strad-O-Lin Social Group. Please fell free to add pictures of this mandolin to the Strad-O-Lin Social Group. It looks like you're missing the tailpiece cover. It would have been a standard Waverly Cloud cover.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/group.php

    Thank You that is really helpful and more info than I ever expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rieter View Post
    Looks like a really cool mandolin. Boy, these Strad-O-Lins are really coming out of the woodwork in the last week!

    Sue
    Yes guess there are quite a few out there. Somebody locally had listed one on Craigslist and advertised as the "Holy Grail" of Bluegrass Mandolins asking $1250, not sure of the model but I think that would have been a record price. Think Mandolin Cafe gets a lot of inquiries as the origins are something of a mystery and there aren't a lot mysteries left with all questions usually answered with one search of the interweb

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    You have a Strad-O-Lin Artist Deluxe model. This catalog page was uploaded by Jim Garber to the Vintage Ad Social Group. There are also pictures of similar models in the Strad-O-Lin Social Group. Please fell free to add pictures of this mandolin to the Strad-O-Lin Social Group. It looks like you're missing the tailpiece cover. It would have been a standard Waverly Cloud cover.

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    Any idea of the Year of this ad ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Booth View Post
    Any idea of the Year of this ad ?
    I would put it in the 30's. Jim Garber may know the year of the catalog it came out of.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Thanks, I found some online ( now that I know the model name Thanks to Mando Cafe ) it listed as 1932. Now I just need to find a Waverly tailpiece cover

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    Try to find the entire tailpiece if you can. There are very slight differences in the sizes over the years. They made them for decades. Harmony used them, Kay used them, and every body else including Martin and Gibson (on some models) used them. Many of us search eBay weekly to buy up old inexpensive mandolins to harvest the tailpieces. We had one member that was making reproductions but I don't know if he still is.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Thanks Mike, You're probably right about the "harvesting" as i don't see anything listed in the parts category. I see StewMac makes a one piece repro. I'll keep My eye out for a vintage piece though. I also have a Lebeda A model which i bought at a decent price off ebay some Years ago after reading comments on Mando Cafe. Haven't seen one for sale since , guess anyone who has one is hanging onto them as They are 1st class instruments

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