Mandolins For Sale
|4. Old named Italian mandolin (825) @ 160 euros|
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Old Italian flatback mandolin
This is an old flatback mandolin, unusually by an Italian luthier Silvestri. It has a long scale and a wide fingerboard. It is in fair condition after restoration. It has a topstamp and a label which says......
Fabbrica Strumenti Musicali Artistici
CataniaIt has a slightly domed laminated back and maple side. The spruce top is now sound with 1 or 2 small repairs. It has the original furniture and fingerboard, but a new bridge. It has been refinished throughout with shellac and tru-ol varnish, a hard, light, modern varnish. It has been set up to be easy to play, with a light action. It plays with a good strong sound and plenty of sustain!
Other than cleaning, I have repaired as follows; 1) repaired 2 short shrinkage splits in the top; 2) repaired damage to the scratch plate and sound hole surround; 3) reglued loose seams and the back; 4) repaired a split in the headstock; 5) replaced missing edging pieces; 6) stained and refinished throughout; 7) levelled the original frets; 8) made and fitted a new shelf bridge in rosewood; and 9) strung and set up.