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    Default No makers marks on this one.

    Hi any ideas on the maker of this one?
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    My first thought is Oscar Schmidt. I don't know what others might suggest.

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    This OS mandolin has similarities and the same tuners. However, we cannot see important aspects of the mandolin in question. I can't help with identifying the tiny tot: https://jakewildwood.blogspot.com/20...ade-pearl.html

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    Default Re: No makers marks on this one.

    Post a picture of the bowl from the back and side. Many of our expert bowlheads have been able to narrow things down a bit with those details. Everyone used butterfly and the other trim items were pretty standard items from jobbers. This one is just dressed up a bit.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: No makers marks on this one.

    Here is a bowl picture.
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    Default Re: No makers marks on this one.

    Thank you NickR much appreciated. Thanks everyone.

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    I'm still waiting for one of the bowl guys to pop out a catalog picture.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: No makers marks on this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    I'm still waiting for one of the bowl guys to pop out a catalog picture.
    If it is a OS. First thing I noticed ,was the open book headstock. I know though its not a Gibby.

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    Default Re: No makers marks on this one.

    A whole lot of makers used that open book headstock shape. The fact that Gibson can claim it to me is pretty laughable but they have.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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