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March 11, 2014 | John Kinnard "Finegold" Mandolinetto

We had a nice little weekend romp with a unique parlor guitar-bodied "Mandolinetto," a personal instrument of Kentucky friend, Mike Paul. Under the "Finegold" label, the instrument was crafted by John Kinnard, well known in gypsy guitar circles for his signature Dell' Arte guitars, the southern California builder is also known to dabble in mandolins and ukuleles.

Read up on our experience with this recent addition to the Builders of the 21st Century line up: John Kinnard "Finegold" Mandolinetto

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Posted by Ted at March 11, 2014 5:40 AM

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