Mandolins For Sale
|3. Salomone bowlback mandolin (636) @ 140 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 an exceptionally large bowl and sound hole. It is in good condition after minimal restoration. There is a label which says…
Fabbrica di Mandolini
Via Chiara No. 16
This instrument is now fully playable after restoration. The top is sound withNO repairs. It has a 21-piece maple bowl back with 1 small seam repair. It has a new rosewood fingerboard set on a shim. The fingerboard, tuners and tail are originals, the bridge new. It has original finish throughout but with Tru-oil on the top. It has been restrung with ultra-light GHS bronze wound classical strings, and is now playing well with a strong, bright, ringing sound with good sustain and volume. It has an easy playing action.
Other than cleaning,I have repaired as follows… 1) repaired 1 shrinkage crack in the bowl; 2) refinished the top with tru-oil; 3) levelled and dressed original brass bar frets; 4) made and fitted a new nut; 5) made and fitted a new bridge; and 6) set up.