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    Default Made in Japan Kentucky Mandolin ID Info Needed

    Did the earliest (1978) Japanese mandolins have a white paper label with black lettering?
    Up to now, Iíve only seen the gold Saga labels.

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    Kentucky km900
    Yamaha piano, clarinet, violin; generic cello
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtani7 View Post
    This one is yet another version but it is an oval label which does at least be the most common shape. The one Iím curious about is a rectangular shape label, white paper script ďKentuckyĒ in black ink and no mention of Saga. It is supposedly from 1978.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtani7 View Post
    This one is yet another version but it is an oval label which does at least be the most common shape. The one Iím curious about is a rectangular shape label, white paper script ďKentuckyĒ in black ink and no mention of Saga. It is supposedly from 1978.

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    Default Re: Made in Japan Kentucky Mandolin ID Info Needed

    ok ok

    In the dim recesses of my memory, I remembered that i also have a 78 Gold star banjo, it has the standard oval white paper label that says Saga on it, make of that what you will
    Kentucky km900
    Yamaha piano, clarinet, violin; generic cello
    Stage 1 pedal steel (highly recommended); banjo, dobro don't get played much cause i'm considerate ;}

    Shopping/monitoring prices: marimbas, Roland drumsets, Yamaha brass and single/double reeds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldblues View Post
    This one is yet another version but it is an oval label which does at least be the most common shape. The one Iím curious about is a rectangular shape label, white paper script ďKentuckyĒ in black ink and no mention of Saga. It is supposedly from 1978.
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    Iím still having trouble posting photos especially from my phone. Iíll get around to it though.

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