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    Default I was given this mandolin, need a bit work

    I was given this, the top is good, the neck looks, the trim is coming off. Can't make out the name on inside, think it is worth fixing.
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    Default Re: I was given this mandolin, need a bit work

    Looks like the zero fret is missing.

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    Default Re: I was given this mandolin, need a bit work

    Probably made in Portugal... easy fix... Both fret wire and binding can be purchased from Stewart Macdonald.. If you need help just ask...

    An inexpensive and easy fix.

    My wife has a similar mandolin and it is a fun, decent sounding player.
    Bart McNeil

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    Default Re: I was given this mandolin, need a bit work

    i'd guess east german - "fun, decent sounding ..." is about right

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    Default Re: I was given this mandolin, need a bit work

    I say Germany as well. At least the tailpiece is and I have seen those marked Marcelli but made in Germany.
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