Mandolins For Sale
|36. Italian bowlback mandolin (622) @ 175 euros new|
Old named 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…
Premiata Fabbrica Strumenti Musicali
and an Importers label which saysBall, Beavon & Co. London
This instrument is now fully playable after restoration. The top is sound with 2repairs, one either side of the fingerboard. It has a 23-piece rosewood bowl back with NO repairs. It retains the original ebony fingerboard now with relevelled brass bar frets. The tuners, tail and bridge are originals. It has original French polished finish throughout but with Tru-oil on the top. It has been restrung with ultra-light GHS bronze wound classical strings, and is now playing well with a bright, ringing sound with good sustain and volume. It has an easy playing action.
Other than cleaning,I have repaired as follows… 1) relevelled the original frets; 2) repaired damage to the top; 3) repaired damage around the heel; 4) finished the top with Tru-oil as protection; 5) refitted the bridge; and 6) restrung and set up.
Larger photos are available on request.