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    Hey, awhile back I posted some info about an Owsley Mandolin, and I was just wanting to double check if anyone else out there has an Jim, James, Jimmy: Owsley Mandolin from Hayes, Va? Thanks, dy...

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    Acid mandolins?

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    I also own a jimmy Owsley mandolin
    I played in his band for a few years Ronnie Cooke gloucester co va
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    Acid mandolins?
    My reaction, too. Yeah, back in the day on Haight Street, before I was entrusted with a mandolin. Makes me recall my infant daughter peeing on Jerry Garcia.

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    Hi, I see this thread is very old, but I was wondering about the Owsley that I have, I was told that it is the first scroll top top made by Jim Owsley, it’s labeled with a hand typed label “SN 0022”, just wondering anyone has any history on something so unique? My friend played it for many years and has since given it to me, and I want to make an offer to him, so I’m just trying to seek appraisal, I guess. Do you have any suggestions? I’m attaching a photo of the label, Jim Owsley, Hayes Virginia Ser. 0022 1975. What I was told is he thought the scroll was copyright protected by Gibson. I play it all the time, it’s priceless to me, I just want to offer something for it.
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    Hey, awhile back I posted some info about an Owsley Mandolin, and I was just wanting to double check if anyone else out there has an Jim, James, Jimmy: Owsley Mandolin from Hayes, Va? Thanks, dy...
    I have number 0005 from 1963. Bought it from Jimmy in 1977. It's basically a round sound hole A with two points on each side. It is labeled Coke, Virginia which is a smaller section of Hayes in Gloucester, Virginia

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    I own #0005 (1963). I bought it from Jimmy at his shop in Gloucester in 1977. A friend of mine bought one of his F around the same time. Years later he was having some neck work done on it and the luthier found a made in Korea stamp somewhere in the neck joint. He was slick enough to buy Asian imports and modify them to his specs.

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