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Offline gtmse

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Washburn mandolin ID help
« on: August 17, 2005, 08:49:09 PM »
Trying to date and figure out the value (if any) of my late grandfather's mandolin, it's with my folks so I'm going by what they told me over the phone, the label says Washburn #5446 Style S282, and Patent 11-12-18, and also has a label from Lyon & Healy, Chicago.  I'm assuming it's an entry-level mandolin from the late 1930's/early 1940's, but any help in figuring this out would be very much appreciated.
 

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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2005, 10:33:19 AM »
It's a Style 5282, second top of the line at the time, made between 1925 and 1929. These are really nice instruments with a carved top and back, and highly regarded among today's classical mandolin players and collectors. Worth among $1,000 and $2,000 depending on the condition.
 

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2005, 10:24:42 PM »
That's great to hear, thanks for your help.  I also apologize for not being able to read my own handwriting and putting an S in the style instead of a 5 [:)].