Mandolins For Sale
|1. Maglioni bowlback mandolin (696) @ 160 euros|
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Old named Italian bowl-back
This is an old, Italian bowl-back mandolin from the late19th or early 20th century, made in the style of de Meglio. It is in good condition after restoration. There is a label which says…
Premiata Fabbrica di Strumenti Musicali
5 Calata San Gervasio 5
This instrument is now fully restored. The top is sound witha couple of small crack repairs. It has a 17-piece rosewood bowl back NO repairs. It has a new fingerboard in ebony, set on a shim to aid playability. The tuners and tail are originals, the bridge new. The top, neck and head have been lightly refinished with shellac and Tru-oil for protection, elsewhere it retains the original French polished finish. It has been restrung with ultra-light GHS bronze wound classical strings, and is now playing well with a rounded sound with good sustain and fair volume. It has an easy playing action.
Other than cleaning,I have repaired as follows… 1) replaced missing and damaged edging; 2) made small repairs to the top; 3) re-veneered the neck; 4) made and fitted a new fingerboard in ebony, with a new bone nut; 5) refinished the neck head and top with shellac and tru-oil; 6)made and fitted a new bridge; 7) strung and set up.