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A fascinating letter by gangster Al Capone revealing how learnt to play the mandolin while in Alcatraz has sold for a whopping £38,000.<br />
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The Chicago crime lord told son Sonny he has been obsessively learning the small stringed instrument that was seemingly at odds with his violent image.<br />
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He said he played 500 songs on the larger version of a mandolin and had even written his own material that was dedicated to his wife Mae.