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Offline steinerrw

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M-7 Mandolin
« on: February 03, 2003, 08:18:44 AM »
I am trying to find info on a washburn mandolin M-7 ssn 3675. It has an oval sound hole rather than the f-scroll that are typical for mandolins. Does anyone have historical info on this instrement...
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Offline FJR

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2003, 02:50:51 PM »
I have an M-7.  Loud little monsters, aren't they?  They were made in the early 80s in a re-issue of an old Lyon and Healy 2-point style mandolin.  They just changed the old violin scroll headstock to a more contemporary one.  All had oval sound hole, all were carved top and back (spruce and maple) and were made in Japan.  New, they apparently sold back then for $1200.  Now, I've seen them for less than $800, though I stole mine off Ebay for less than 4.  Let me know what else you find out, I love mine. FJR
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Offline banjobuilder

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2003, 06:11:53 AM »
I have an M-7 in the shop now that a customer bought at a pawn shop. I has been abused pretty bad but is repairable since most of it is cosmetic. It still has a great chop sound despite all the string buzz from a bad fret job someone did. Great tone, I can tell it's going to be a cannon when I finish with it.
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