Ugly Mandolin contest – last chance!

World's ugliest mandolin?Don’t forget that entries need to be in soon to enter your mandolin in our Ugly Mandolin Contest. You could win a box of D’Addario J-74 strings, not to mention kudos and notoriety for your mandolin.

Now please don’t think we are demeaning any mandolins with, um, interesting design or appointments. We just want to share these unique instruments with our readers. Come on… it’ll be fun!

The deadline has been extended until June 5. You can send up to three photographs of the mandolin, but at least one must include both the owner and the instrument. Submissions should be sent to

Please include your name and full mailing address. Bluegrass Today will hold an open popular vote during starting later this week based on photos submitted.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.