The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #115668   Message #2479492
Posted By: Cluin
29-Oct-08 - 08:48 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Mandolin-Oval vs. F-hole?
Subject: RE: Tech: Mandolin-Oval vs. F-hole?
I've seen quite a few of those old "tater bug" style mandos, but very few of them were actually playable. They were produced in mass quantities in the early part of the last century when the style of music (Neopolitan tunes) played on them was popular. Quality control wasn't a big deal for them.

Thank gawd for Orville Gibson.