Mandolins For Sale
|7. Old Loveri-style mandolin (688) @ 140 euros new|
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Old named Italian bowl-back
This is an old, Italian bowl-back mandolin from the late19th or early 20th century. It is in good condition after restoration... There is no label, but it is identical to a Loveri, it is unclear why there is no label, unless it is a copy by another luthier…
This instrument is now fully restored. The top is sound with no repairs. It has a 19-piece rosewood bowl back with 1 seam repair. It has a new fingerboard in rosewood. The tuners are original, the bridge is new, and the tail is obviously a replacement but of some age. Damage to head and neck veneer has been repaired. Neck and head have been refinished with shellac and tru-oil.... the top has been lightly treateed with Tru-oil for protection. It has been restrung with ultra-light GHS bronze wound classical strings, and is now playing well with a clear, strong, well balanced sound, and good volume and sustain. It has an easy playing action.
Other than cleaning,I have repaired as follows… 1) repaired an ope back seam; 2) reglued loose top trim; 3) repaired damaged and missing head/neck veneer and refinished; 4) made and fitted a new rosewood fingerboard; 5) made and fitted a new bridge and refitted nut; 6) reglued the loose scratchplate; 7) lightly protected the top with tru-oil varnish; 8) strung and set up.