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3. French double-table mandolin (585) @ 175 euros

Old named French double-table flat-back

This is an old, French, from the early 20th century. It has a narrow, but long scale, semi-concert fingerboard, and is in sound condition after restoration. It has a label, inside it says...

Louis Patenotte

Lutherie Artistiques

Mattaincourt (Vosges)

This instrument is now fully restored. The double top is now sound with NO repairs. It has a single piece, stained maple back. It has the original ebony fingerboard and re-levelled ‘German silver' frets. The tuners, tail and bridge are all originals. It retains it original finish except around the repair to the back. It has been restrung with ultra-light GHS bronze wound classical strings, and is now playing well with a good, ringing sound. It has an easy action.

Other than cleaning, I have repaired as follows… 1) replaced loose inlay in the scratch-plate; 2) refitted the original fingerboard, and levelled and dressed frets; 3) repaired a small damage at the base of the back; 4) replaced missing mop edging pieces; repaired a split head, and touched up varnish around the repair; and 5) restrung and set up

 

Mandolin Specifications (In Millimetres)

Overall Length of Mandolin

650mm

Width of mandolin at widest point

230mm

Approx. Depth of mandolin

80mm at bridge.

Finish

Original, except around the back repair.

Belly wood

Good-quality, close-grained, book-matched, spruce on the original double top.

Scratchplate

Good, original, loose inlay reglued.

Sound hole

Oval hole, approx. 70 x 40mm.

Back and sides

Single-piece, stained maple flat-back and sides.

Neck and Head

Stained maple neck and head. Major repair to a head split...

Fingerboard

Original, narrow, ebony fingerboard with 20 relevelled German silver bar frets. MOP markers at 3, 5, 7, 10 and 12.

Machine heads

Original in steel and brass, with original buttons. All working but some stiff.

Tailpiece

Original, with 8 large string posts

Bridge/tensioner

Original rosewood bridge and saddle.

Scale Length Bridge to nut

Scale of 340mm

G string height at bridge

N/A

E string height at bridge

N/A

12th fret to bottom of G string (Action)

2.5mm

12th fret to bottom of E string (Action)

2mm

Width of fretboard at nut

24mm

Width of fretboard at widest point

38mm

Sleeve guard

N/A

Larger photos are available on request.