Mandolins For Sale
|11. Old German bowlback (730) @ 120 euros new|
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Old un-named German bowl-back
This is an old German bowl-back mandolin from the early 20th century, with a fairly narrow, semi-concert fingerboard. It is in good condition after restoration. There is no label....
This instrument is now fully playable after restoration. The top is sound witha small shrinkage repair to the centre join. It has a 24-piece stained maple bowl back with two seam repairs. It has a the original fingerboard with re-levelled brass frets. The tuners, tail and bridge are all originals. It has been refinished throughout with Tru-oil varnish. It has been restrung with ultra-light GHS bronze wound classical strings, and is now playing well with a full, round sound with good sustain and volume. It has an easy playing action.
Other than cleaning,I have repaired as follows… 1) repaired the top centre join; 2) repaired 2 open seams in the bowl; 3) repaired scratch plate inlay; 4) finished throughout with Tru-oil; and 5) strung and set up.
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