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Scholarship Fund to Benefit from Mandolin Donation

By John Flynn
November 14, 2006 - 10:00 pm

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St. Louis, Missouri — Bill Bussman, the builder of Old Wave Mandolins, has built a special mandolin to benefit the scholarship fund at his alma mater, Priory High School in St. Louis, Missouri.

The instrument will be part of Priory's annual "Xanadu" auction on February 3, 2007, although bidders from any location can submit bid forms directly to the school anytime between now and the auction.

Particulars about this one-of-a-kind instrument are:

The instrument will be in the care of Mandolin Cafe' member John Flynn of St. Louis, Missouri until the auction. John can answer questions about the mandolin, arrange for serious bidders in the St. Louis area to see and play it by appointment and provide bid forms. The bid forms are sent directly to Priory. They will be opened and then kept in the school safe until the auction on February 3, when they will be turned over to the auctioneer. The school will keep John up to date on the current high bid and he will post that from time to time.

NOTE: the paragraph above was updated on November 23, 2006 to reflect a change in how bids are handled.

Additional Information:
About the mandolin: Contact John Flynn at

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