Mandolins For Sale
|27. German domeback 12 string mandriola (721) @ 175 euros|
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Old German domeback mandriola
This is an old, German mandriola, probably from the early to mid 20th century. It is in fair condition after restoration. There is no label or top-stamp, but that is not unusual for instruments made in Saxony, part of the old E. Germany.
The top is now sound withno repairs, thought some warping remains around the sound hole. It has a 7-piece dome back in good condition with 2 seam repairs. It has a new fingerboard in rosewood, with new frets. The tuners are original and in good condition. The tail is original though tarnished. It has a new rosewood and bone bridge. It has been refinished throughout with Tru-oil. It is now playing well with a strong, bright, rounded sound with good volume and sustain. It has an easy playing action, though playing a triple course instrument requires a little practice.
Other than cleaning,I have repaired as follows… 1) repaired warping around the sound hole and re-enforced beneath; 2) re-glued 2 open back seams, 3) made and fitted a new rosewood fingerboard, set on a shim; 4) re-finished throughout with Tru-oil; 5) made and fitted a new bridge; and 6) restrung with phosphor bronze strings.