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    Quote Originally Posted by brunello97 View Post
    Interesting about the "longer scale" Leland. I've never seen one of these in person. All mine have been the 13" scale. Yours looks like it has a bit of wear on the top north of the cant line...or is that just in photo. Maybe from a missed located bridge at one time, or does the nut-to-12th fret check out at 6-7/8"?
    Who knows? Maybe the LarBros were behind the longer scale models?
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    The bridge was positioned above the cant originally and has been there for quite a while since i never set this one up. Of course, now I want to do so. Yes, nut to 12th is 6-7/8" which is how I knew it was longer scale. The bridge is now closer to where it should be, I think.

    I have a bone guitar saddle for this mandolin but just have to cut it down and slant the sides so it fits in the bridge. Here is closeup of the bridge area.

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    Thanks, Jim. Now I want to go back and remeasure all my Lelands.

    Would be super insterested to know if the body dimensions are larger or whether they simply positioned the bridge further back--which if your current photo is correct it doesn't look like--or pushed the cant location a bit further back. Could you measure the distance between the south edge of the scratchplate and the cant line for me?

    In any even there would need to be a whole new fretbaoard layout for the longer scale...but the fretboard tail doesn't look any longer on yours. Also worth a comp with mine.

    Last question: I've probably asked you this and you probably answered and I probably forgot: can you check for that elusive SN on the brace North of the soundhole. The OP in the other Leland thread said there wasn't one on his--very interesting. All mine have had them including the non-Leland labeled ones.

    Thanks, amigo!

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    SN is 11802. Cant to tailpiece is about 4-3/8”. Looks like 3/4” from pickguard to cant.
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    Thank you, sir!
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