Mandolins For Sale
|1. Old Italian bowlback mandolin (812) @ 130 euros new|
Old named Italian bowl-back
This is an old, Italian bowl-back mandolin from the early 20th century. It is in good condition after restoration. There is a top-stamp which said …
though only a small section is still visible after cleaning. There is also the original sellers plaque behind the head, which says...
F. W. Lambertz, Instrumentenmacher, Gregrundet 1892
This instrument is now fully playable after restoration. The top is sound withno repairs, but some replaced edging. It has a 19-piece rosewood bowl back with a couple of seam repairs. It has a replacement semi-concert ebony fingerboard. The tuners, tail and bridge are originals. It has been refinished throughout. It has been restrung with ultra-light GHS bronze wound classical strings, and is now playing well with a good, round sound with good sustain and volume. It has an easy playing action.
Other than cleaning,I have repaired as follows… 1) replaced a thin crumbly fingerboard with a new semi-concert, and refitted the bone nut; 2) replaced some missing male and rosewood edging; 3) repaired open seams in the bowl; 4) refinished throughout and the top with tru-oil varnish; 5) made and fitted a new rosewood bridge and bone nut; and 6) restrung and set up.
|Larger photos are available on request.|