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    Hi! I just picked up this A-style mandolin to learn on, but know nothing about it. I'm curious about the brand and how old it might be? I bought it from a woman in her ~mid-forties who had been storing it for her father. Google turned up nothing for me. There is a model number (B405), serial number and "made in korea" sticker on the back. Anyone recognize it?

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    Default Re: A-Style, Backward B, B Logo?

    This brand comes up now and then. We've never been able to my knowledge to identify the importer that used it. The mandolin however is a known style and is one of these. This mandolin was brought into the US under dozens of brand names. They are circa 1980 and they were inexpensive mandolins.

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    Default Re: A-Style, Backward B, B Logo?

    Thank you! That's what I expected after surfing this awesome forum for a bit.
    Being a bit impulsive, I gave the woman (who seemed equally ignorant about it) $70. She was asking $100, wouldn't take $50.

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    Well, you paid about what it's worth.
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    Default Re: A-Style, Backward B, B Logo?

    Great! I figured $70 for learning was a good price. Thanks for your input.

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    You got a cool classic looking case and a different looking cool mandolin, for 70 bucks I'd be more than happy. Has a vibe to it that I don't think you could find in any mandolin this side of 250 bucks. Nice work.
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