The Parlok, Knoxville, TN

1970s Ode/Tut Taylor oval hole

$1,200

 

Nice round-hole mandolin bearing the "ODE" label on the headstock. There is no label or signature inside the mandolin, but it clearly comes from around the time when Bob Givens and Tut Taylor were building mandolins together in Nashville. It is in excellent structural and cosmetic condition. The only issue worth noting is that the back has been removed and reglued at some point in the past. There is some minor finish chipping along the seam between the side & back that resulted from this procedure. Other than that, this is a great sounding "maybe-Givens" mandolin at a very reasonable price.

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