The Parlok, Knoxville, TN

1960s Givens/Ode A-style

$2,000

 

Serial #7543, this mandolin was built by Bob Givens while he was building for Tut Taylor under the Ode brand. The headstock label says "ODE", and the label on the inside reads "The Givens Mandolin". While these mandolins don't have quite as much volume and power as the instruments Bob would build later in his career, they have the tone and sweetness that Givens mandolins are known for. Cosmetically and structurally, this mandolin is in excellent shape with a little bit of finish crazing and a non-original Monteleone-style tailpiece. Includes rectangular hard-shell case.

726 Chickamauga Avedingbatknoxville, tn 37917dingbat(865)456-3458