The 1920s were a time of experimentation for many instrument makers. Here we have an instrument that will delight mandolin players, inspired by the likes of an instrument called the tenor harp, which has basically an all wood tenor banjo.
This unique mandolin is beautifully crafted utilizing a spruce sound board with a walnut neck and highly figured walnut back. Visually, the instrument is stunningly subtle with the exquisite marquetry on the “resonator’ all but hidden from the eye as it circles the walnut body. The neck is lovely as well with two halves of curly walnut separated by a streamer of alternating maple and ebony.
It's been well played but in is fine condition — the tuners turn easily, the frets show a little wear in the first position, however the ebony fret board is free of divots or worn spots.
A unique instrument, not only for its design, but also for its very pleasing tone.
$1,250.00 including modified tenor hard case