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    Not sure of this one's story. Just found it through Google.


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    Looks like the start of Bobby on the fret-board. Kinda dresses like Bobby Osborne.
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    Compared to the others, that first one posted by jgarber - the second post on this thread - (with no real 'scroll' to it) looks downright sleek! #



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    Nice button too!



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    Think of it as a very diverse group of people dreaming about the one perfect mandolin.
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    Tiny Moore's mando was strange. Here's a photo I nabbed off ebay.
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    bumping a great thread...

    (and a shout out to the search function....)

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    How about this one? off of Ebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Ah yes... the Ray Matty mandolin courtesy of Banana (Lowell Levinger):


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    My vote for the all-time worst example of what a scroll is supposed to be would have to go to this example from 225 Parsons St., c.1961 (my guess is that it was a Monday scroll following a very tough weekend)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schlegel View Post
    How about this one? off of Ebay.
    it looks like a two point but the bass point got a tumour and coundn't stop malforming eventually folding back on itself... (no offense intended to the builder of course... it looks like a very skillfully crafted instrument. interesting curves.)

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    It does kind of make one a little sick.

    I had to go off to the mandolin archive and look at pics to restore my balance.
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    What about the Mickey Mouse-eared Gibson? Somebody must have a photo of that one...

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    How about this one?
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    How about this one?
    that scroll is dead, see?

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    The G,D, and A sounded okay, but I thought it had a dead C.

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    winner

    WORST. no question. don't even finish the which century question just WORST.

    "could be converted...." bwa har har!
    not busy this weekend, i might plant some craftwood trees for future generations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Here is another one called "Der Baskit Kase."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanner098 View Post
    winner

    WORST. no question. don't even finish the which century question just WORST.

    "could be converted...." bwa har har!
    not busy this weekend, i might plant some craftwood trees for future generations.
    And it's "ready to decorate"...how nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassplayer View Post
    After a search through Mandolin Oddities...
    I have to say, I kind of like this one; it's got what you would probably describe as a proper scroll (though it's in the wrong place!).
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    winner

    WORST. no question. don't even finish the which century question just WORST.

    "could be converted...." bwa har har!
    not busy this weekend, i might plant some craftwood trees for future generations.
    b'gad - what a beast! ... looks like something from a hanna-barbera cartoon.
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    For the posterity... I think we have to post a picture of this one. Three (count 'em ) scrolls!!

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    WORST. no question. don't even finish the which century question just WORST.
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    Actually, there are four!

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    He who dies with the most scrolls wins!

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