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   Temperance, decadence, and fashion collided in the Roaring '20s. During this time, the guitar surpassed the banjo and mandolin in popularity to emerge as the favored icon of "hip." This special collection represents a decade that encompassed everything from Prohibition to the growth of the blues and jazz.

Martin 5-K
Ukulele

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c.1915
Presentation
Larson Mandolin

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1920 Stella
12-String
Sovereign

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1920 Gibson
Style O
Artist Model

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1926 Washburn
Deluxe

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1927 Martin O-45
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1929 Maurer
Style 593

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1929 Gibson L-5
owned by Nappy Lamare

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1929 Gibson L-1
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c.1930 Larson Mandolin
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