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Lyon & Healy Style B Mandolin (1919)

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Very rare Lyon & Healy Style B Mandolin from 1919

Great playability and perfect Setup!

S/N 832

 

From my private collection!

 

Sound Clip A

Sound Clip B

Sound Clip Prelude from Cello Suite No.1 (Bach) ohne Hall

Sound Clip Prelude from Cello Suite No.1 (Bach) mit Hall Prelude from Cello Suite No.1 (Bach) mit Hall

played by Oliver Waitze

 

This Style B plays extremely well, with a sweet and somewhat lighter sound compared to similar Gibsons.

Lyon & Healy Style B Model Carved Top Mandolin, c. 1919, made in Chicago, serial # 832, natural top, dark stained maple back and sides finish, spruce top; mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, non original hard shell case.

This Style B was the middle instrument in a three-model line and today seems to be the rarest of the trio. It is basically the same design as the top-line Style A but lacks the elaborate scroll peghead, instead using a conventional shape with a carved pediment that looks like it came off a piece of colonial furniture. The 2-point carved tiger maple body and tight-grained spruce top, shaped pickguard, pull-out leg rest and elaborate clamp tailpiece are all signature features shared with its more pricey sister. The 3-piece laminated mahogany neck is fairly chunky with a rounder backed profile than period Gibsons, with a heavy dot-inlaid extended ebony fingerboard.

 The sound of these instruments is more delicate and lighter than most period Gibsons, with a nicely rounded top end and less percussive "bark". They have been considered since the 1920s to be the best instruments ever made for classical mandolin playing, but have not been much known or used by old-time or country musicians.

Overall length is 25 in. (63.5 cm.), 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm.) width, and 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 13 1/2 in. (343 mm.). Width of nut is 1 1/8 in. (29 mm.). 

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