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    Default Bragg Handmade Mandolins?

    Around 13 years ago was the last thread on this site I could find about Stanley Bragg Mandolins and even those threads had no valuable information. I know he has built them in West Virginia, but does anyone know anything else about him? Does he still build? I couldn't find a website or any pictures or anything about his collection of work. Maybe he just has worked by word of mouth through the small towns there, I don't know! Any info would be appreciated!

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    Curious to see what develops in this thread. Some years ago I heard about a builder/Luthier outside of Wheeling WV near the community of Dallas Pike. I needed some luthier work at the time and was unable to find any information. Could we be thinking about the same person?
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    Corey Eller/Willow Tree Stringed Instruments is located in Dallas, WV (Dallas Pike exit) near Wheeling. He is a friend who had done great work for me and many of my friends. I don't know where Stanley Bragg is located. I thought he was more in the southern part of the state.
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    Default Re: Bragg Handmade Mandolins?

    Quote Originally Posted by jim simpson View Post
    Corey Eller/Willow Tree Stringed Instruments is located in Dallas, WV (Dallas Pike exit) near Wheeling. He is a friend who had done great work for me and many of my friends. I don't know where Stanley Bragg is located. I thought he was more in the southern part of the state.
    Good to know! Dallas is about 50 minutes from me. I tried to look him up for an official web site. Not able to find anything except a facebook page of which I will not participate. Do you have other contact information? Feel free to PM me so as not to have this OP's question run off track.

    Sorry "BORNTOPLAY4STRINGS". I do not mean to hijack your thread and question. I just thought we may have been talking about the same person.
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    Keith Edward Coleman A style, oval hole Mandola
    Weber Gallatin A Mandola "D hole"
    Rogue 100A (current campfire tool)
    Harley Benton A style (grandchildren's learner)

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    Haha, no problem! From the digging I've done it seems that Stan Bragg works out of Hinton WV. There were a couple guys who had previously said they knew him personally but I don't know if they will see this post and give me any info about him. Anyway, I purchased one of his mandolins and waiting for it to arrive, just wanted to see if anyone currently knew anything about the guy because I still can't find much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntoplay4strings View Post
    Haha, no problem! From the digging I've done it seems that Stan Bragg works out of Hinton WV. There were a couple guys who had previously said they knew him personally but I don't know if they will see this post and give me any info about him. Anyway, I purchased one of his mandolins and waiting for it to arrive, just wanted to see if anyone currently knew anything about the guy because I still can't find much.
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    Stiver A style (MAS has stopped here)
    Kentucky KM-950
    Keith Edward Coleman A style, oval hole Mandola
    Weber Gallatin A Mandola "D hole"
    Rogue 100A (current campfire tool)
    Harley Benton A style (grandchildren's learner)

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