Just in case someone as seen an American Beauty Mandolin around or knows where to get one, I'm posting this image below. Seems that I had one just like the one shown here a long time ago, and now I'd like to get another one. This is an off topic post but still, close enough.
The mandolin is an interesting instrument and this flatback mandolin was probably made in the 30's or 40's, not a bad instrument, not expensive either. The one I had delivered a woody tone that had a strong ring to it, like a mandolin ought to have.
Anyway, if you have one of these critters, let me know.
UPDATE: I found one! Really nice too, on ebay (but it smells and needs to be aired out for about a year)