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    I've never seen a post on these. I know his archtops are endorsed by Bill Frisell but have not heard anything regarding his mandos. The website shows more of a modern looking instrument. He says he's playing with the idea of going in a different direction than the standard F-5. Anyone played one?
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    I haven't played one but I think you meant Andersen. There is the maker, G.N.Anderson of Va. I do know that Andersen's sell for more $$ than Anderson.
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    There was an '82 Andersen F-5 for sale at Merlefest. Very nice mandolin. At $6K, a little pricey for me for a used lacquar mandolin. Sounded/played very well.

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    There is a Steve Andersen A model at Elderly that you can see at
    http://www.elderly.com/vintage/items/90U-4244.htm

    Didn't Sam Bush play a Steve Andersen mandolin for a while?
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    "Didn't Sam Bush play a Steve Andersen mandolin for a while? "

    Yep...
    It was his "Get Up John" mando...

    Here's a shot of Lawrence Smart and Steve Andersen at Wintergrass '04, with Lawrence strumming Steve's latest creation...
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    Steve built a lot of traditional A's and F's, but this new design really trips my trigger...
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    Stunning workmanship, as usual....
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    sweet fancy moses! my trigger is also trippped. so many mandolins...so little money...
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    Steven Andersen was at one of the Long Island guitar shows a bunch of years ago. I was disappointed that he didn;t bring any mandolins. He figured no one would be interested.

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    at one time..(early 1990s) gruhn guitars considered his mandolins in the top 3..they are very fine instruments
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    nice little article in the Driver Magazine spring summer 2004 for all you VW owner's about steve. He drives a Volkswagen!!
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    Steve Andersen retired from lutherie this spring and was selling materials and shop equipment on the Seattle Craigslist.

    In a trade I recently acquired a 4-string Andersen oval-hole jazz mandola possibly the only one he made? Serial no. 170, 1994. Loud as all heck, even with just 4 strings. I think it's a keeper, along with my Andersen mandocello.
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