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    I was given this mandolin a while ago and don't know much history behind it. The original owner thought it was from the 1920's but wasn't sure of the manufacturer information. Also included were a couple sets of strings from the National Music String Co. and a really neat Gibson Pick pouch (might have been purchased after the Mando)

    Thanks for your Help!
    Andy

    Enclosed are some pictures of it to help narrow the search:
    http://mysite.verizon.net/rhughes/gibsoncase.bmp
    http://mysite.verizon.net/rhughes/head.bmp
    http://mysite.verizon.net/rhughes/mandolinfront.bmp
    http://mysite.verizon.net/rhughes/strings1.bmp
    http://mysite.verizon.net/rhughes/strings2.bmp

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    Looks like a Stromberg-Voisenet. 1920s would be about right. S-V later became the Kay Company. It looks like it is in very good condition. Does it play well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by (jgarber @ Feb. 21 2004, 08:52)
    Looks like a Stromberg-Voisenet. 1920s would be about right. S-V later became the Kay Company. It looks like it is in very good condition. Does it play well?

    Jim
    Thank you! (Your reply was very helpful)

    It plays well. Minor scratches and a small crack in the headstock but besides that, great condition. I play the guitar so I can't really use and appriciate this as much as my other instruments.

    I'm thinking about selling/trading it for another guitar. What would be reasonable for a Mando like this?

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