A 1926 San Francisco "primitive"
Mandolin by B. Jaster

© Frank Ford, 2001; Photos by FF

It's always a treat to see a locally made vintage instrument. This one was made in San Francisco in 1926 by B. Jaster, and the information on the small label is all I have for reference. It's clearly a mandolin, and I won't mention its obvious eastern European influence. Oops! I just did. OK, well, it does bear a striking resemblance to some of the Macedonian and Yugoslavian ethnic instruments we've had in the shop. . .

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