May Bell mandolin

Posted by Len Williams on Mon, 04/12/04 - 05:13:34.

I acquired a May Bell mandolin about 25 years ago that has a flat back and a slightly arched top, with an oval soundhole. I can send you a picture if you'd like. It has a fair amount of wear due to "over-picking" on the face but is a great instrument and I'm thinking of restoring the finish soon. The only problem is that I have no info on when it was made or where. It has no info inside the soundhole or anywhere else that I can see. There is a chipped decal on the head that says May Bell but that is all. I'd love to find out more about it if you have any resources.

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