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Weissenborn Mandolin

© Frank Ford, 2001; Photos by FF

OK, you kids in the back row, stop humming the Mickey Mouse Club song!

Personally, I wasn't aware that old Hermann made mandolins, so when this one came to visit, I had to take some pictures and include them in the Museum. Construction details and style are very much like his Hawaiian guitars, with the entire body and neck made of koa, naturally. Inside there's the classic photo label with Himself pictured with one of his Hawaiian guitars. Notice the lettering on the guitar, which would be correctly aligned for Hermann to read if he held in playing position on his lap in the picture. I suppose the label no more odd than the soundhole through which it is viewed. . .

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