Mandolins For Sale
|3. Puglisi bowlback mandolin (674) @ 150 euros new|
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Old named Italian bowl-back
This is an old, Italian bowl-back mandolin from the early 20th century. It is in fairly good condition after restoration. It is relatively rare as it is in maple, and has besides quite a wide fingerboard. There is a label …
G. Puglisi Reale & Figli
Catania Anno 1913
This instrument is now fully playable after restoration. The top is now sound withNO repairs. It has a 23-piece rosewood bowl back with NO repairs. It has the original ebony concert fingerboard set on a shim. The tuners and tail are originals, the ebony bridge new. It has obviously been refinished by someone, so I have left this, though I have protected the top with Tru-oil, and refinished the neck. It has been restrung with ultra-light GHS bronze wound classical strings, and is now playing well with a good, round, ringing sound and good sustain and volume. It has an easy playing action.
Other than cleaning,I have repaired as follows… 1) set the original f/b on a shim for better playability; 2) removed heavy varnish from the top and lightly refinished with Tru-oil; 3) made and fitted a new nut and bridge; 5) strung and set up.