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    Registered User Cary Fagan's Avatar
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    Default Unusual instrument

    I came across this mandolin in a photograph from about 1930, possibly taken in Italy. A two-point f hole instrument that looks like a flat top and has a Lyon and Healy style headstock. Look familiar to anyone? Just curious

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    A closer look seems to show a round soundhole as well.
    Cary Fagan

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    Mando accumulator allenhopkins's Avatar
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    Rochester NY 14610

    Default Re: Unusual instrument

    Oval and f-holes, scrolled headstock like a violin -- "made in Italy" sounds likely to me. Other ideas?
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