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Thread: Strings for a 1914 "A" Mandolin

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    Registered User ricklmf's Avatar
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    Default Strings for a 1914 "A" Mandolin

    Well, you may have guessed, I bought the Mandolin. I needed something to play when my wrists aren't hurting. I have never had an instrument this old, seems very sturdy. Any problem with putting a normal set of strings on it, like j74s or the equivilent? I post some pics tonight. It is beautiful, and sounds beautifuler!

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    Registered User Vernon Hughes's Avatar
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    Default Re: Strings for a 1914 "A" Mandolin

    I use j-74's or 75's on mine with no problems..
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