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Lyon & Healy Mandolin ca. 1920/30's..?!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:03 pm
by bottleneckjohn
Just found this one in my hometown, can anyone here shed some light on this "mystery". Can't find much info on this one!!! :mrgreen:

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Weird shape, rosewood fretboard. Might be ebony..

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A cool one! :wha:


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Nice tuners!!

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GUYDYU..??!
Patent Sept 8th 1914..

If you search the internet you don't find much info on this one, seems it was a brand name used by Lyon & Healy for Banjos etc..

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Re: Lyon & Healy Mandolin ca. 1915..?!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:39 pm
by bottleneckjohn
Nobody knows anything about this oldie?? :wha:

Re: Lyon & Healy Mandolin ca. 1915..?!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:13 pm
by Bournio
I don't but I've got to say it looks very nice!

Re: Lyon & Healy Mandolin ca. 1915..?!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:56 pm
by bottleneckjohn
It sounds and plays nice too!!
Seems pretty unusual..

Gonna make a video on wednesday with this one and 8 other vintage mandolins.. :wha:


Re: Lyon & Healy Mandolin ca. 1915..?!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:58 am
by Bournio
Awesome. I'll look out for it!

Re: Lyon & Healy Mandolin ca. 1915..?!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:50 pm
by Jane fromLondonUK
Looks like a good 'un. What a score!

Ask on the forum of the Mandolin Cafe -- lots of mando experts there. Guaranteed they can tell you all about it. They love helping people track down info on old mandos (and looking at pictures of them too). Let us know when you have sound clips. I'd love to hear it.