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    Default Not your average cigar box mandolin

    Rectangular body with two scrolls -- and it looks like the plates might even have a little arch carved into them.

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    Default Re: Not your average cigar box mandolin

    You might have seen something like this before

    https://www.google.com/search?client...ndolincafe.com

    We need to add a picture for posterity:
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    Default Re: Not your average cigar box mandolin

    Reminds me of those "devil pouches" ie skate egg sacs we would find on the Jersey shore when I was young.
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    Default Re: Not your average cigar box mandolin

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    Reminds me of those "devil pouches" ie skate egg sacs we would find on the Jersey shore when I was young.
    They are still here actually Charles.
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    We used to see those in FL visiting my grandparents when I was a kid. Good times

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    You could add that listing to the "mandolins that won't get a bid or a buyer" thread at that price.
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    I'm just afraid the person who designed this will think of something else, lol!
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    Does anyone remember his other work? No photos were saved to the old threads for posterior.

    I assume he made more standard F-5s?

    Ah, here is one:

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