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tobeth2
Sep-15-2010, 11:22pm
Hi, I bought this flat back mandolin in the 1970s at a used-items store in Bellingham, WA. I wonder if any one can tell me more about it. Who was Ditta L Maurri? How old might it be? Is this the kind of thing tourists picked up in Florence, or were these sold in the US? Thank you, Beth

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Jim Garber
Sep-16-2010, 8:15pm
Hi Beth:
This is just a wild guess. Maurri was a music store ("Casa Musicale") in Firenze and imported this mandolin from a maker elsewhere. By the colorful scratchplate, I might say it was a product of one of the many makers in Sicily.