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

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

Postby bottleneckjohn » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:03 pm

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..?!

Postby bottleneckjohn » Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:39 pm

Nobody knows anything about this oldie?? :wha:
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Re: Lyon & Healy Mandolin ca. 1915..?!

Postby Bournio » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:13 pm

I don't but I've got to say it looks very nice!
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Re: Lyon & Healy Mandolin ca. 1915..?!

Postby bottleneckjohn » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:56 pm

It sounds and plays nice too!!
Seems pretty unusual..

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

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

Postby Bournio » Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:58 am

Awesome. I'll look out for it!
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Re: Lyon & Healy Mandolin ca. 1915..?!

Postby Jane fromLondonUK » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:50 pm

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.
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