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1939 Epiphone Windsor Mandolin from the collection of Harry West. The mandolin was appraised in 2004 by George Gruhn and valued at $25,000.00. In the appraisal the instrument was described as being in very good plus condition and extraordinarily rare. This mandolin in one of three known to exist.
Windsor Special (1934-1936)
Renamed to The Windsor (1937-1948)
Asymmetrical f-style body
Carved spruce top
Maple back & sides
Flame maple back & sides (1936-1948)
Standard f-holes with square edges at each corner (1934-1938)
Set 5-piece maple/mahogany neck with volute
Fingerboard with treble-side extension
Ebony fingerboard with with diagonal 4-point star inlays (1934-1938)
Rosewood fingerboard with slotted-block inlays (1939-1948)
Diamond & dot fingerboard inlays
Masterbuilt tombstone headstock
Pearl script logo with vine inlay (1939-1948)
3-ply top & back binding
3-ply headstock binding on top & back
Raised celluloid pick guard with binding