Is This Mandolin Any Good?
Hello, someone reccommeded this site to me because they said I could get info on mandolins.
My grandfather had a very old Gibson mandolin. I don’t know much about mandolins, but this one is what I guess you would call pear shaped and the back of it is flat. I can’t tell you about the model or the serial number because the paper label they were on has disintegrated.
My brother ended up with it after my grandfather died and he had it restored. It has now fallen to me, but I don’t play the mandolin, just a little rhythm guitar. I played the trombone in the band in high school, which obviously is no help at all.
Is there any way to date it or to find the serial number besides on the paper label inside? I have looked all in it with a flashlight and I can’t see anything anywhere which resembles some sort of serial number.
I had heard that mandolin was one of the main instruments in Irish music and also in old time country music. I don’t know anyone around my place who plays the mandolin. I strummed the strings after I looked up how to tune it and it sounds fine to me, but what do I know.
Any help would be appreciated.