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6.  Italian harp mandolin (462)  @ 350 euros
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Old Italian harp mandolin

This is an old, extremely rare, Italian harp-mandolin, perhaps from the early to mid C20th. It is in good condition after minimal restoration. There is a makers label which says....

Vincenzo Miroglio & Figli


This instrument is now fully restored. The top is sound with no repairs. It has a slightly domed rosewood back and sides. The original fingerboard and brass frets are level. The tail, tuners and bridge are all originals. The top only, has been re-finished with Tru-oil varnish. It has been restrung with ultra-light GHS bronze wound classical strings, and is now playing well with an easy action, and a light, bright sound, and good sustain.

Other than cleaning, I have completed the repairs as follows… 1) levelled the fingerboard and original frets; 2) repaired slight damage to edging; 3) refinished the top with Tru-oil; and 4) re-fitted the bridge.


Mandolin Specifications (In Millimetres)

Overall Length of Mandolin


Width of mandolin at widest point


Approx. Depth of mandolin

90mm at bridge.


Retains original finish throughout, except the top which has been refinished with Tru-oil, a hard thin modern varnish.

Belly wood

Excellent quality, close-grained, book-matched spruce top, with no repairs. Edging and purfling in good repair.

Scratch plate

Floral design, in good condition.

Sound hole

Oval 70 x 40mm.

Back and sides

Rosewood back, and sides in perfect order.

Neck and Head

Single-piece neck and head in good condition.


Original f/b with 23 original re-levelled frets. Original nut. Position markers at 3, 5, 7, 10 and 12.

Machine heads

Original tuners with original buttons. All working.


Original steel tail, 8 string hooks.


Original compensated rosewood and bone bridge re-fitted.

Scale Length Bridge to nut

Scale of 335mm

G string height at bridge


E string height at bridge


12th fret to bottom of G string (Action)


12th fret to bottom of E string (Action)


Width of fretboard at nut


Width of fretboard at widest point


Sleeve guard



I have no suitable case or bag for this one.