It is in it's original case and has sat in my uncle's closet for some time. Hello Cristin, I am no expert on this by any means and much of what I have learned has come from our dear friend Hubert "Keef" Pleisjer's great book "Washburn: Prewar Instrument Styles" (which I highly recommend for your very luck husband's next birthday gift.) What a great story about your gggfather and his mandolin. I have had a few Washburn mandolins and they are typically very good quality with quite beautiful wood selection.
Hello All, I was wondering if anyone could help me determine the age of a mandolin.Nor can it be broadcast or transmitted, by translation into any language, nor by electronic recording or otherwise, without the express written permission from the publisher.