Mandolins For Sale
|18. Tonelli bowlback mandolin (723) @ £150 euros|
ld named Italian bowl-back
This is an old, Italian bowl-back mandolin from the early 20th century, with a fairly wide fingerboard. It is in good condition after minimal restoration. There is a label which says …
Fabriccanti di Mandolini
This instrument is now fully playable after restoration. The top is sound withsmall centre join repairs. It has a 23-piece rosewood bowl back with 1 seam repair. It has the original fingerboard and frets. The tuners and tail are originals, the bridge new. It retains the original finish throughout except on the top which has been lightly finished with tru-oil for protection. 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) levelled the original frets; 2) replaced some missing edging; 3) finished the top for protection with Tru-oil; 4) made and fitted a new bridge; and 5) strung and set up.
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