Archtop Mandolin, circa 1910
In the early 1900s, most mandolin makers continued with the traditional bent-top, round-back "taterbug" style, but the creator of this instrument was inspired by the new stye of mandolin that Orville Gibson had recently invented.
Whoever made this mandolin -- he didn't put his name on it -- carved the top and back in Gibson's arched style and trimmed the instrument out with an inlaid pickguard, mother-of-pearl tuner buttons and a spirit varnish finish.
This unusual mandolin (inv. #MF4083) comes with a form-fit rectangular case and is priced at $750.
This instrument is SOLD
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