AMERICAN, Roundback, Mandola, c.1900-1910
This roundback mandola has 39 rosewood ribs with light colored spacers and a rosewood clasp with edging. The inset wooden pickguard is decorated with a shaded wood marquetry butterflyThe tailpiece is engraved aluminum tailpiece, and the tuner knobs are celluloid. The headstock has a pearl vine foliate inlay, with a carved pearl finial. The oval soundhole is identical to that of a Gibson style 4 mandolin. There are 10 frets to the body and 19 total, and the scale length is 16-1/2″. The top has flattened out (originally these are slightly canted or bent tops) and there is an are of surface wear on the top below the bridge. There are also two fine cracks in the clasp. Could be Italian immigrant work in New York. No case.
|Dimensions||34 × 15 × 10 in|
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