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Thread: Unusual wide-bodied bowlback mandolin, Klaus Röder, Germany, 1977

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    Default Unusual wide-bodied bowlback mandolin, Klaus Röder, Germany, 1977

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    Default Re: Unusual wide-bodied bowlback mandolin, Klaus Röder, Germany,

    Could well be a nice instrument

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    Default Re: Unusual wide-bodied bowlback mandolin, Klaus Röder, Germany,

    German style bowlback on vitamin therapy! I agree: looks like fine workmanship. It is good it comes with a case. Good luck to find a case that fits otherwise.
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    Default Re: Unusual wide-bodied bowlback mandolin, Klaus Röder, Germany,

    I presume the wooden 'band' below the bridge is to dampen the unwanted string resonance there?
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    Default Re: Unusual wide-bodied bowlback mandolin, Klaus Röder, Germany,

    Quote Originally Posted by Dusepo View Post
    I presume the wooden 'band' below the bridge is to dampen the unwanted string resonance there?
    Possibly so, also could be a partial arm support.

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