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GUEST,Songster Bob What mandolin do you play? (82* d) RE: What mandolin do you play? 21 Jul 08


My best is a 1923 Gibson A-4, purchased on Christmas Eve, 1967, at the Alexandria (Va) Folklore Center (don't bother looking -- the store is long-gone);

The one I play the most (in my Civil War reenactment band) is a Mid-Missouri -- don't know the model, and I'm too lazy to go upstairs, open the case, and look.

I also own a really nice Harmony Marquise, an A-40 copy (A shape, arched top & f-holes). That one is on loan to another member of the Civil War Comrades, but she wants me to stay on the lookout for another Mid-Missouri or equivalent, so if I find one of those at a decent price (fat chance), I'll have the Harmony at home again.

I also have what might be called an octave mandolin, which I cobbled together from an old Harmony tenor guitar, and

A really nice Vega tube-a-phone banjo mandolin, which I actually purchased on my honeymoon.

I think that's all.

Bob Clayton


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