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    Default Where is this exquisite Lyon & Healy Style A?

    I am a totally bonkers fan of L&H Model A (B & C) mandolins. Recently I came across this old advertisement for an unbelievably, absolutely beautiful Model A in literally new condition. If you SCROLL WAY DOWN the ad to the video you will hear what I would guess is the finest example of a Model A in existence. Please correct me if my guess is wrong (???).
    Can any one tell me where this mandolin currently resides? Thank you.

    [video]http://mandoweb.com/Instruments/Washburn-Style-A-Professional-Mandolin--1925/3718[/video

    Oh, just found a link that goes directly to the video:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HXtUG68ivY8#
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    I had an earlier A long scale that was awesome, had a Loar type style oblong case with purple interior! sounded just like the demo above but since I play the grass/country it went fast to a classical player out in California maybe a year or two ago! These do have serious tone! Different than any round/oval hole Gibson! Mine was just as clean with no issues whatsoever! It made the new owner extremely happy! It was a lower serial# also so I believe it was a 1920-21? Too bad one can't keep them all!

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    Really - that clean!!! Thank you William! It is great to know there are more out there in such condition. Mine is what I would call excellent+ condition, but the one in the video looks like it just came out of the Chicago shop! It appears as if it commanded a premium price as well (deservedly so, I would think). I have often wondered how these mandolins would have faired had L&H had the omarketing hutzpah that Gibson had!

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    I believe I sold mine for 4500 or 5K? Its been awhile but mine had the neatest L&H case I've seen, It looked like a Loar F-5 case but purple and fit the points perfectly so that alone added some value!

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    I just seen a nice L&H on evilbay about 5 min. ago? A style A and a C!

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    Shiney, isn't it? I very much enjoyed the piece being played as well as the performance. I'm left asking, like one of the unanswered comments, what is this piece?

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    The piece is Shalom Aleichem (Peace Be With You), the traditional Jewish music sung after prayer to mark the start of Shabbat.

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    That one is very close to mine in serial number: #2217. Mine is also a Washburn-labelled A pro. Mine is not as shiny but is in excellent condition and sounds fanstastic. I also own a much earlier long scale L&H A.
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