Mandolins For Sale
|German domeback mandolin (580) @ £110 new|
Old German dome-back mandolin
This is an old, German-built, dome-back mandolin, perhaps from early to mid C20th. It is in good condition after restoration. There is a label on the tailpiece which says....
(but whether this is the manufacturer of mandolin, tailpiece or just a distributor is not clear)
This instrument is now fully restored and playable.
The mandolin is now playing with a light action, fair sustain, and a pleasant round sound.
Other than cleaning, I have repaired as folllows..... 1) reglued several open seams in the back; 2) repaired a shrinkage split in the top; 3) replaced the old distressed varnish throughout with Tru-oil; 4) levelled and dressed the original frets; 5) remodelled the original bridge; and 6) restrung and set up.
Larger photos are available on request.