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    Default Vorhees Bowlback- very interesting

    I was tempted to put this into the "mandolin that will not get a bid" thread because of the price. However, it is very interesting and worthy of a wider audience to view and comment. I see I have spelled its name wrong- should have been Voorhees in the headline which I cannot edit.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Antiqu....c100667.m2042

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    "Probably needs to be restrung" - REALLY?!? But it's got really interesting ornamentation, and I like it, just not the price.

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    Default Re: Vorhees Bowlback- very interesting

    It is already mentioned in the not get a bid thread already at this post. I did get a notice from ebay that the seller lowered the price $505. Hah! I also mentioned that it resembled Waldo mandolins.
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    Jim, I missed that mention and had another candidate for that thread which I posted there. I mentioned in that Wellington thread that I had blundered by typing in Style 80 while looking at the Style 71 -and reading the number from the mandolin above it on the page in the Washburn book!

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    You and I are among the enthusiastic posters here who read and write quickly. Believe me I have done the same many times over. No worries.
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    Can't make out the ribs in the bowl; does it have them, or is it a one-piece?
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    From the pictures it looks like the back could be spruce (inside label pic) and then veneered with rose wood?
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