Mandolins For Sale
|1. Farini bowlback mandolin (737) @ 160 euros new|
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Old named Italian bowl-back
This is an old, Italian bowl-back mandolin from the early 20th century, with a new, relatively narrow, semi-concert fingerboard. It is in good condition after minimal restoration. There is a label which says …
Farini & Figlios
Fabricca di Mandolini
This instrument is now fully playable after restoration. The top is sound withNO repairs. It has a 23-piece rosewood bowl back with no seam repairs. It has a new fingerboard and frets. The tuners and tail are originals, the original bridge has been refitted. It retains most of the original finish throughout except on the top which has been lightly finished with tru-oil for protection. It has been restrung with ultra-light GHS bronze wound classical strings, and is now playing well with a bright, ringing sound with good sustain and volume. It has an easy playing action.
Other than cleaning,I have repaired as follows… 1) fitted a new fingerboard, nut and frets; 2) repaired damage to the scratchplate and loose trim on the bowl; 3) finished the top for protection with Tru-oil; 4) refinished the neck and touched up around small repairs; 5)refitted the original bridge; and 5) strung and set up.