I have an enquiry about a mandolin made by Ditta R. Maurri of Firenze.... nmot a maker I know..... anyone have any info at all??
Dave, I don't know anything about the maker per se but have a few examples of his work in my files. I've seen more examples of his northern (Brescian?) style mandolins. I'll attach an example of that work and also a Neapolitan.
I would guess his shop on Via delle Farine was a good location even back then, being right adjacent to Piazza della Signoria.
Ever tried, ever failed, no matter. Try again, fail again, fail better.--Samuel Beckett
I have seen more often photos of a Lombardian mandolin, made by Maurri. And I have got a piece of music, for the summercourse in Italy, that is from the Nakano library, butGuess it is the same man.esclusivo deposito di vendita presso Ditta R. Maurri, Firenze.
I believe I even have an old method book attributed to the Maurri shop lying around someplace. I'll see if I can dig it up.