Mandolins For Sale
|7. Old Tannhauser mandola (654) @ 175 euros new|
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Old German domeback mandola
This is a domeback mandola made in Germany. It is now sound and playing well, and set up a mandola in CGDA...... it has an almost indecipherable topstamp which undoubtedly says.....
It has theoriginal finger-board with 17 original re-levelled brass frets. The spruce top is now sound with 1 centre join repair. The back is now sound with several seam repairs, but now re-enforced inside. The tuners are originals, the bridge and tail are new. The instrument has been completely refinished with shellac and Tru-oil. It has been strung as a mandola in CGDA, and is now playing well with a full, ringing, sonorous sound and a light action, sustain and volume, esp. on the lower strings is fairly good.
Other than cleaning, I have carried out the following work on this instrument: 1) repaired several seams in the back; 2) repaired the open centre join in the top; 3) levelled and dressed the original frets; 4) refinished with Tru-oil; 5) made and fitted a new bridge; 6) fitted a new tailpiece; and 7) strung and set up.