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    Broken 1924 A-Jr Refinished

    The refinish is the least of its woes!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/115549880481?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=711-53200-19255-0&campid=5338722076&customid=&toolid=10050
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    Re: Catania Creation? Very colourful.

    He has posted more photos and mentions it being unplayable but from a quick glance it looks as thought it might play. It now has bids and it is quite an eyeful!
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    Re: Beltone, Blue Comet, etc Mandolins

    After WW2 it looks like most Beltone and Blue Comet mandolins were made by United of New Jersey. Who made the pre-WW2 mandolins for Beltone, I don't know. I have seen one from the 1920s that looks...
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    Re: Harmony Shutt style mandolin, maybe?

    For various reasons, I prefer superlight strings on my mandolins. I appreciate some may want heavier strings to get certain tones but where the mandolin is old and lightly built, then superlight is...
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    Re: Help identifying an old bowlback

    I wonder what happened to Henry Ford's soybean car? I ask because at that time, Kluson was using soya for tuner buttons and they were prone to button rot!

    Ed, I think your other mandolin you have...
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    Re: Help identifying an old bowlback

    "GR has long been a furniture producing center." Is that where Kellogg's gets the stuff they sell in their boxes- the wood shavings?

    Edit: I think this mandolin- which has a star in the headstock...
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    Re: Help identifying an old bowlback

    I saved these old Sears ads- one predates the arrival of the brand "Supertone" and is early 1900s while the other uses the name and I believe dates from after the time Sears bought Harmony- late...
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    Mick, not to be picky but wasn't the L & H brand called Lakeside?
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    Re: Help identifying an old bowlback

    Seeing the original tuners might help date it- assuming they are strip tuners. Oscar Schmidt did make some mandolins with a similar headstock shape but the company used so many styles.
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    Pleijsier's book on Washburn shows a few other examples of Lyon & Healy made instruments in a few American Conservatory ads but is a book on Lyon & Healy's major brand- Washburn and covers the...
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    Pleijsier's Washburn book shows various headstock styles and the headstock as on your mandolin he dates as 1915- he gives no date range just that year. Your mandolin looks like a very nice...
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    Re: Help identifying an old bowlback

    The tailpiece is American so that means the mandolin is US made and it is a budget model. The star on the headstock was used by mail order companies and I think both Wards and Sears, Roebuck used...
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    With that tailpiece and details, it is most likely a Lyon & Healy mandolin from around 1910 or so. .

    Edit: One of the company's brands was American Conservatory- take a look at this thread which...
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    Re: Harmony Shutt style mandolin, maybe?

    I posted some photos of the mandolin and case (as seen above) over at the Vintage Musical Instrument Cases Facebook page as original hard cases for Shutt style mandolins are very rare- to say the...
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    Re: Harmony Shutt style mandolin, maybe?

    This one appears to be Harmony branded and has strip tuners that are not enclosed- unlike yours- I can see the plate and the tuners in one photo. The tuners date this mandolin to around 1930 or so. ...
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    Re: Harmony Shutt style mandolin, maybe?

    I did not look that closely but the bridge in the old ad does look like it might be the same as the one you have- you could try blowing up the image a bit.
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    Re: Harmony Shutt style mandolin, maybe?

    It appears to be one and Sears, Roebuck sold these as the Supertone Viol in the mid to late 1920s.

    https://jakewildwood.blogspot.com/2017/01/1920s-harmony-made-shutt-style-viol.html
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    Re: Any ideas on what this is?

    The number beginning with an L means it is probably a Kay mandolin but ideally more photos of the whole headstock- back and front would help.
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    Catania Creation? Very colourful.

    Useless photos I am afraid. The case with the stitching in the lid is European- most likely German and the mandolin may be as well.
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    Re: 1976 Epiphone BG440

    I would guess that this mandolin was made in Japan and sold under a number of brand names. I have a two point I bought new in 1977 and it is a well made instrument branded as Suzuki but I think the...
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    Re: Vintage Regal Tenor Guitar

    Jake Wildwood worked on one of these which had a banjo tailpiece. Shame about that pickguard on this example- there may have been plenty of pick wear on the top....
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    Re: A Strad-O-Lin almost identical to mine

    Sue, those rosewood bridges like the one on eBay are good quality items. I have one on my best Regal mandolin made in 1939 which I assume is a replacement. I think Kay also used them in the 60s for a...
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    Re: A Strad-O-Lin almost identical to mine

    Here is that ad showing the rosewood bridge- $6 for a dozen back in 1948. As I wrote, I have the same bridge on two late 30s Harmomy Monterey mandolins and Harmony used them for decades and I think...
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    Re: A Strad-O-Lin almost identical to mine

    I think your mandolin is probably made from much higher quality wood and is a few rungs up the ladder to this one- we discussed a similar mandolin a while back- the tailpiece, guard and tuners give...
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    Re: bowl back mandolin

    No icebergs in the Baltic sea! The tuners look to be 1920s items, so the mandolin probably is about 100 years old. Back in the days of emigration from the Russian Empire in the 1890s early 1900s-...
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