Hey there fellow Mandolin aficionados!
A friend of mine just recommended me to this site because I have a very old Turkish mandolin that I'm wanting to get some more information on. I bought it about 2 years ago in an antique shop in Taksim square and had some guitar guys somewhat fix it up, put on a few new strings but they weren't able to tell me much about it.
The wood is solid and the tone is dark and buttery. It's a beautiful instrument who I've decided to name the only turkish name I could pronounce: Chalayan.
Here are some photos, I'd love to hear your thoughts about when you think it was made, how much you think it might be worth, and anything else you can tell me. Thanks!