Mandolins For Sale
|Old named Italian mandolin (514) @ 300 euros new|
Old named Italian bowl-back
This is an old, Italian bowl-back mandolin from the early 20th century with a fairly wide fingerboard. It is in good condition after restoration. There is a label which says …
Allievo di Vinaccia
Sistema di de Meglio di Strumenti Armonici
Vico Consiglio, 22 Napoli
This instrument is now fully playable after restoration. The top is sound withone repair. It has a 23-piece rosewood bowl back with no seam repairs. It has the a new, 22 fret, semi-concert fingerboard in rosewood. The tuners and tail are originals, the bridge new. It retains the original finish throughout except on the top, which is protected with tru-oil varnish. 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) fitted a new rosewood semi-concert fingerboard; 2) repaired a small shrinkage crack in the top; 3) replaced missing inlay and edging on the top; 4) refinished the top with tru-oil; 5) made and fitted a new nut and bridge; 6) repaired lifting veneer on the neck; and 7) strung and set up.
Larger photos are available on request.