Mandolins For Sale
|4. French built bowlback mandolin (710) @ 150 euros|
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Old French bowl-back
This is an old, French-built bowl-back mandolin from the early 20th century. It is in good condition after restoration. There is a label which says …
This instrument is now fully playable after restoration. The top is sound withone repair. It has a 19-piece rosewood bowl back with 1 seam repair. It has the original fingerboard in rosewood. The tuners and tail are originals, the bridge new. It retains the original finish throughout, touched up around small repairs, with a coat of Tru-oil for protection on the top. It has been restrung with ultra-light GHS bronze wound classical strings, and is now playing well with a bright rounded sound, and an easy playing action.
Other than cleaning,I have repaired as follows… 1) repaired 1 open seam in the bowl; 2) repaired slight damage to the top; 3) replaced missing edging; 4) levelled the original frets; 5) finished the top with a coat or two of tru-oil for protection; 6) made and fitted a new bridge; and 7) strung and set up.