Mandolins For Sale
Ornate Puglisi bowlback mandolin (661) @ 320 euros new
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Old Italian bowl-back
This is an old, Italian bowl-back mandolin from the early 20th century. It is in good condition after restoration. There is a label which says …
G. Puglisi Reale & Figli
This instrument is now fully playable after restoration. The top is sound withno splits. It has a superb 32-piece rosewood bowl back with 1 seam repair. It has a new semi-concert, fingerboard in ebony. The tuners, tail and bridge are originals. It retains the original finish throughout, with a coat of Tru-oil for protection on the top. It has been restrung with ultra-light GHS bronze wound classical strings, and is now playing well with a strong, ringing sound with fair sustain and volume. It has an easy playing action.
Other than cleaning,I have repaired as follows… 1) repaired an open seams in the bowl; 2) made and fitted a new fingerboard in ebony using the original mop position markers; 3) replaced missing mop edging: 4) applied a coat of Tru-oil varnish to the top for protection; 4) made and fitted a new bone nut, strung and set up.