Mandolins For Sale
|3. Old Named mandolin (804) @ 175 euros|
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Old named Italian bowl-back
This is an old, Italian bowl-back mandolin from the early 20th century, with a fairly wide fingerboard and large bowl. It is in good condition after restoration. There is a topstamp which says …
This instrument is now fully playable after restoration. The top is sound withrepairs. It has a 21-piece rosewood bowl back with 1 small repairs. It has the original fingerboard with brass bar frets set on a shim. 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 bright, ringing sound with good sustain and volume. It has an easy playing action.
Other than cleaning,I have repaired as follows… 1) small repair to a damaged rib and neck veneer; 2) repaired 3 shrinkage splits in the top; 3) set the f/b on a shim & levelled and dressed the frets; 4) replaced missing edging; 5) refinished throughout with shellac & finished the top for protection with Tru-oil; 6) refitted original bridge; and 5) strung and set up.