Mandolins For Sale
|12. Old Italian bowlback mandolin (813) @ 150 euros|
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Old named Italian bowl-back
This is an old, Italian bowl-back mandolin from the early 20th century. It is in good condition after restoration. There is a top-stamp which says …
This instrument is now fully playable after restoration. The top is sound withNO major epairs. It has a 19-piece rosewood bowl back with 2 long seam repairs. It has the original fingerboard with brass bar frets set on a shim. The tuners and tail are originals, the bridge new. It has been refinished throughout. 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) repaired 2 long open seams in the bowl; 2) repaired light scuffing to top and reglued sound hole inlay. Small repair to purfling; 3) repaired and reinforced a split head; 4) reset the original f/b on a shim and levelled frets; 5) refinished throughout with shellac and tru-oil; 6) made and fitted a new roswood and braas shelf bridge; and 7) strung and set up.