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 Post subject: the VIOHL company
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:09 am 

Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:55 pm
Posts: 18
First name: jim
Last Name: daniels
City: fayetteville
State: nc
Zip/Postal Code: 28306
Country: usa
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
I have done some web work but can't find anything on this company except they make grand harps! Mandolins were mentioned in one wikapedia sentence but that was all. they were said to have made EMPIRE STATE mandolins, the tuner heads have a quater sized plastic button that says EMPIRE STATE, WARRANTED and the word ROYAL in the middle. any info would be appreciated. esp. when they made mandos, and when they stopped, or if they still do, i want to know how old mine is and if in fact they manufctrd it? thanks jimdandy

 Post subject: Re: the VIOHL company
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:15 pm 
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Location: Philadelphia
First name: Michael
Last Name: Shaw
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
Zip/Postal Code: 19125
Country: USA
Focus: Repair
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Check out mugwumps. It will give you all the time frames of many of the older instrument builders. Click on the link called Encyclopedia of American Fretted Instrument Makers, pre-Civil War to WW2. Lots of other good info on there too....Mike

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