Mandolins For Sale
5. Achille Lanfranco bowlback mandolin (743) @ 160 euros
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Old named Italian bowl-back
This is an old, Italian bowl-back mandolin from the early 20th century, with a new, semi-concert and fairly wide, fingerboard. It is in good condition after minimal restoration. There is a label which says …
Achille Lanfranco & Figlio
Fabriccanti di Mandolini Mandole & Liuti
Vico Secchia, No. 41
This instrument is now fully playable after restoration. The top is sound withNO major repairs, though was very scuffed and dirty. It has a 19-piece rosewood bowl back with NO repairs. It has a new semi-concert fingerboard with 22 frets. The tuners, tail and bridge are originals. It retains the original finish throughout except on the top which has been lightly finished with tru-oil for protection. It has been restrung with ultra-light GHS bronze wound classical strings, and is now playing well with a bright, ringing sound with good sustain and volume. It has an easy playing action.
Other than cleaning,I have repaired as follows… 1) made and fitted a new semi-concert fingerboard in ebony with 22 frets; 2) replaced some missing head veneer; 3) cleaned and finished the top for protection with Tru-oil; 4) refitted the original bridge; and 5) strung and set up.