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Bill Monroe's Mandolin

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Bill Monroe's Mandolin

Bill Monroe's Mandolin

Bill Monroe's Mandolin

Only Available in Archive Formats.

The favored mandolin of Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass music, was sold this week for more than one million dollars. The instrument's new home is The Bill Monroe Foundation, based in Monroe's hometown of Rosine, Kentucky. Liane speaks with the foundation's executive director, Campbell Mercer.