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    Default Weber Hyalite (octave?) mandolin

    What do y'all make of this one?

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/We...te-Mandolin.gc

    Proportions make me suspect it's more likely an octave mandolin, or possibly a mandola (?). Or am I just up too late?
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    Default Re: Weber Hyalite (octave?) mandolin

    Yeah, looks like an octave. The closeup of the headstock shows wound A strings.

    Looks like it was a left handed instrument from the factory that is now strung righty. Wonder if the bridge saddle was replaced?

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    Default Re: Weber Hyalite (octave?) mandolin

    The strap button on the wrong side of the heel would be a real annoyance.

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    17 inch scale so definitely a Mandola.
    Thanks for that tip, it'll be here Monday.

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    Default Re: Weber Hyalite (octave?) mandolin

    Sure thing! If I bought it, it would be for resale, since I already have a nice mandola -- and pickwear like that makes resale tricky. But the GC price was right for someone who didn't mind the cosmetics and wanted it as a player.
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    Yeah I'll play it for a bit and pass it along myself. I called the store and asked him to check the scale length. They didn't quite what that meant...

    I had one of these but in Rosewood in 1999 I think.

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