Mandolins For Sale
|Puglisi bowlback mandolin (635) @ 150 euros new|
Old named Italian bowl-back
This is an old, ornate, Italian bowl-back mandolin from the early 20th century. It is in good condition after restoration. There is a label …
G. Puglisi Reale & Figli
Catania Anno 1913-14
there is also a feint Puglisi top-stamp
This instrument is now fully playable after restoration. The top is sound withNO repairs. It has a 23-piece rosewood bowl back with NO seam repairs. It has the original rosewood fingerboard and relevelled brass bar frets. The tuners, tail and bridge are originals. It retains its original french polished finish throughout 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) levelled and dressed the frets; 2) refinished the top with tru-oil; 3) refitted the nut and bridge; and 4) strung and set up.
Larger photos are available on request.