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|4. Old German domeback mandolin (581) @ 95 euros new|
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Old German dome-back mandolin
This is an old, German-built, dome-back mandolin, perhaps from mid C20th. It is in fair condition after restoration. There is a label which says....
Model 505432The top has a small repair lower right to an impact damage. The multi-piece back is sound. Tuners and tail are originals, as is the fingerboard and frets... showing no wear. The ebony bridge and tensioner are new. I have restrung with GHS ultra lights, and the mandolin is now playing well with a bright, ringing sound, and good sustain. It was a very easy action.
Other than cleaned I have repaired as follows: 1) repaired small damage to edging from an impact;; 2) repaired a short open seam between back and side; 3) touched up varnish around repairs with shellac and Tru-oil varnish; 4) levelled and dressed the original frets; 5) made and fitted a new bridge and tensioner in ebony; and 6) restrung and set up.