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« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2008, 06:12:25 AM »

  More pics of the Mando production. Including the proto type mando signed by Sam Bush recently.

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« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2008, 06:14:05 AM »

 One more plus the proto type

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« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2008, 06:16:21 AM »

   This is a Vintage  Sam Bush Gibson, just for reference.

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« Reply #43 on: August 30, 2008, 03:37:23 PM »

It seems like most mandos are sunburst.

That seems to fit in with my theory -

First-
how the first guitar sunburst came about -
A guitar builder had some wood with nice tone but blimishes.
He decides to put a pretty finish on it to cover up the blemishes - and so the sunburst is born.

Next -
He again has some wood with good tone but has blemishes.
The problem is he does not have enough of it to build a guitar.
So he gets the creative idea to build a baby instrument somewhat similar to a guitar -
and WHA- LA .....the mando is invented.

It is said ' necessity is the mother of invention '
It was necessary for some poor guitar builder to not waste his wood so he invented the sunburst guitar and then the mando  bigrin

Has anyone studied the history of sunburst ? ...perhaps you know the details of its origin. - please share

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« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2008, 05:14:50 PM »

   I'm pretty sure a mandolin is a crossbreed (like a mule) between a guitar and a fiddle. But alas, as with the poor male mule they are sterile and thus no progeny can be produced. 
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