Mandolins For Sale
|4. Rare old Bohm walddoline (mandolin) (668) @ 240 euros|
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Old Bohm Walddoline – Preston tuners
This is an old Waldzither, made in Germany with Preston tuners. It has a Bohm label inside with the phone no 6825....
C. H. Bohm
Hamburg5 Steintorweg 2
Bohm Waldzither Alster 6825
This instrument has obviously had work done on it before. All the original dark red stain seems to have been removed, a split in the top repaired, and the instrument refinished. Not in its original state, but quite sound.
It has theoriginal re-levelled rosewood finger-board with 17 re-levelled German silver T-frets. The spruce top is sound with 1 old shrinkage repair. The flat back is sound with no apparent repairs. The tuners, tail and bridge are all originals. The instrument has been completely refinished. I have strung as a mandolin in GDAE, and is now playing well with good volume and sustain, a ringing, sonorous sound and a light action.
The walddoline will be supplied with a tuning key. A string winder is available for creating replacement double loop-end strings if required…
Other than cleaning, I have carried out the following work on this instrument: 1) levelled the fingerboard and refitted original frets; 2) refinished the top; 3) refitted the bridge and nut: and 4) strung and set up.