Mandolins For Sale
|26. Pasquale Vinaccia neapolitan mandolin (597) @ 700 euros|
Old Italian bowl-back
This is an old, Italian bowl-back mandolin from the late 19th century. It is in good condition after minimal restoration. There is a label which says …
Pasquale Vinaccia E Figli
Fabbricanti di Strumenti Armonici
Rua Catalana No. 53 Napoli
This instrument is now fully playable after restoration. The top is sound withno shrinkage splits. It has a 17-piece maple bowl back with 1 invisible seam repair. It has the original ebony fingerboard and MOP markers. The tuners and tail are originals, the bridge new. It retains the original finish, (touched up on the bowl around repair) throughout with shellac and Tru-oil on the top. It has been restrung with ultra-light GHS bronze wound classical strings, and is now playing well with a full, ringing sound with good sustain and volume. It has an easy playing action.
Other than cleaning,I have repaired as follows… 1) repaired an open seam in the bowl; 2) tidied up an old neck repair; 3) finished with tru-oil on the top for protection; 4) dressed and levelled the original frets; 5) replaced a modern tailpiece with orginal-style tail pegs; 6) replaced a missing tuner button; and 7) made and fitted a new bridge and set up.
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