Mandolins For Sale
|26. Old flatback mandolin (742) @ 100 euros|
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Old German flatback
This is an old flatback mandolin, would make a good starter instrument or backpackers mandolin. It is in fair condition after restoration. It has no label......The major part of the restoration was to the back, which had suffered from shrinkage. The top is sound with no repairs, other than to the scratch-plate. The back has two long shrinkage repairs, re-enforced inside. All the furniture is original, including the bridge and fingerboard. It has been completely refinished in tru-oil, a hard, light, modern varnish. It has been set up to be easy to play, with a light action. It plays with a good strong sound and plenty of sustain!
Other than cleaning, I have repaired as follows; 1) repaired long shrinkage splits in the back; 2) repaired some damage to the scratch plate; 3) refinished throughout; 4) levelled the original frets; 5) refitted the original bridge, strung and set up.