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Thread: Odd Body Shape, ID Help Please

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    Default Odd Body Shape, ID Help Please

    I was given this mandolin years ago. A woodworker (not a luthier) that I knew picked it up at a garage sale with a badly broken neck. He hand carved a new one, but I had doubts about its ability to handle the tension from eight steel strings. I kept it around as room decor, but recently put four nylon strings on to see what kind of ukulele it might make. I have a young niece who has started to play. Anyway, I have searched a lot of mando pics, and have seen none that looked like this. Anyone have any idea what it may be? Thanks.
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    Default Re: Odd Body Shape, ID Help Please

    There is a thread -or possibly more than one about this mandolin type, I am pretty sure. Somebody else, I am sure can remember what they are headlined and post them up.

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    Registered User Charles E.'s Avatar
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    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    Default Re: Odd Body Shape, ID Help Please

    Thanks. The big point on the bottom is actually quite functional. It keeps the instrument from sliding off your leg!

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    Moderator MikeEdgerton's Avatar
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    Default Re: Odd Body Shape, ID Help Please

    There are a few threads on the cafe in addition to the one Charley linked to. Take a look through these.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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