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    That is soooooooo cool!
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    I saw this one on Facebook...
    It sure does have a scroll...

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    This thread is just pure fun. Thanks to all who dug up this pictures. What a hoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWRoyds View Post
    I saw this one on Facebook...
    That is the Radio Six mandola from Harry West's shop in Statesville ... it appears on page 3 or 4 of this here thread. It looks as though the West family have given up trying to sell it, and just hung it from the ceiling instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    I love that oddball Shutt! Early mandolin wacky design. Yes!
    Owner offered to sell it to me, but the photos sure looked as though it needed a neck reset. I sent the photos to Gregg Miner, who has done a lot of research on Shutt. But neither of us ended up buying it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmando View Post
    That is the Radio Six mandola from Harry West's shop in Statesville ... it appears on page 3 or 4 of this here thread. It looks as though the West family have given up trying to sell it, and just hung it from the ceiling instead.
    Yes, it makes a beautiful chandelier.
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    'Saw this is on craigslist...
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    I love this thread, here's one spotted on fb marketplace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim simpson View Post
    I love this thread, here's one spotted on fb marketplace.
    That's too bad - aside from the scroll, I like the look of that one . . .

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    Silverangel scrolls are a huge turnoff for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Mangio View Post
    Silverangel scrolls are a huge turnoff for me.
    That's not why you buy 'em... there are plenty of cheap instruments out there with traditional-looking scrolls, but which don't deliver as an inspiring musical tool. I believe our job as luthiers is, first and foremost, to make useful (and ideally inspiring) musical tools. Appearance should be pretty far down on the list of priorities.

    I use David Pye's Requirements of Good Design when teaching my students (with some modifications for modern readability by me):

    1. It must be useful for the intended purpose
    2. There must be some system of proportions which help the user understand the system (frets, bridge intonation, etc)
    3. The system must be durable enough to support the intended use (i.e. playable for decades if not generations)
    4. The user must be able to obtain it (i.e. a one-off sculpture or donation isn't as valuable as a low-cost alternative which might impact thousands of people)
    5. The user must be able to afford the solution
    6. The appearance must be acceptable

    Obviously, as the price in #5 increases, the requirement for appearance in #6 increases.

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    I wonder where they get the plans for some of these????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Daniel View Post
    I wonder where they get the plans for some of these????
    You think they're planned?

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