Mandolins For Sale
|18. Stridente bowlback mandolin (686) @ £130|
Old named Italian bowl-back
This is an old, Italian bowl-back mandolin, with a reasonably wide fingerboard, from the early 20th century. It is in good condition after restoration. There is a label which says …
Fabricca di Mandolini
Via Antonio, 22
This instrument is now fully playable after restoration. The top is sound withNo repairs. It has a 23-piece rosewood bowl back with NO repairs. It has the original rosewood fingerboard with original levelled brass bar frets. The tuners and tail are originals, the bridge new. It retains the original finish throughout except on the top. 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 excellent volume. It has an easy playing action.
Other than cleaning,I have repaired as follows… 1) levelled and dressed the original frets; 2) repaired an open side seam; 3) refinished the top with shellac; and 4) restrung and set up.
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