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Posted 6 years ago

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I recently purchased this wonderful little mandolin and have no clue about its age or origin. If anyone has any clues they would be appreciated.
I has a beare and sons sticker visible in the sound hole and an accompanying sticker that has...CRYSTAL Mandolin A and a few German sayings. The back of the separate label says,"Made in Germany."

any ideas???

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  1. stefdesign stefdesign, 6 years ago
    The Crystal item looks to me like a packet for the mandolin strings, not a sticker. If its about 4" square, then that's probably what it is. Nice mandolin!
  2. jgarber760, 6 years ago
    Beare & Son is a distributor in the UK. They are still in business today: http://www.beareandson.co.uk/

    AFAIK they contracted out to various makers in a number of countries to make the instruments they sold. Yours resembles some American instruments sold by Sears and Roebuck under the Supertone label and possible made by the Harmony Company of Chicago.

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