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Here is a rare item for the player and/or collector. This is quite different from Hoyer's 8-string mandolinettos - nearly 2 inches wider in the body and made of much better quality woods. The bigger body and 12 strings give it a much beefier sound. I don't know how many of these Hoyer made, but it can't have been many. There are no photos of them anywhere on the internet (only the standard 8-string version).
The hardware and bridge are original, the scratchguard and endpin are replacements. Fully playable. It is in good condition for a 60-year-old instrument. Some checking in the finish and a well-repaired crack in the top which runs from the f-hole past the bass foot of the bridge to the bottom. You can just about see it in the photo. Neck straight, low action (1.25mm/.05"at 12th fret) can be adjusted at bridge.
£395 GBP (delivery included UK mainland, other countries at cost). You are welcome to visit to see and play it.
Sound sample here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhzR9Gl7tGI
Ad Number 118456
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 11:39 AM CDT
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