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Ike57
May-17-2011, 1:09pm
This one I found on a site for sale. Kind of weird. Highest bid is Euro 40.

Is it something special or just some "folk art"?

http://www.atgp.nl/eigengitaar/mando1.jpg

http://www.atgp.nl/eigengitaar/mando2.jpg

http://www.atgp.nl/eigengitaar/mando3.jpg

Backlineman
May-17-2011, 1:18pm
Looks like it could be both something special and "folk art" What's not to like?

JeffD
May-17-2011, 1:20pm
Ooooo!

brunello97
May-17-2011, 2:45pm
From the label it looks like it is a Puglisi Reale, from Catania. Puglisi was a very respected maker who made a broad range of mandolins in a range of styles some of them copied from the mainland and others very 'inventive' in their own right. I have a Puglisi mandola that is quite nice and had a bowlback from them some years back. I am a fan of their work so would consider this worth a try if the price is right and you appreciate their aesthetic.

Mick

Theo W.
May-17-2011, 2:47pm
Twelve tuners and nine strings? The person selling this spread out the strings to look weeeird.

Ike57
May-17-2011, 3:12pm
From the label it looks like it is a Puglisi Reale, from Catania. Puglisi was a very respected maker who made a broad range of mandolins in a range of styles some of them copied from the mainland and others very 'inventive' in their own right. I have a Puglisi mandola that is quite nice and had a bowlback from them some years back. I am a fan of their work so would consider this worth a try if the price is right and you appreciate their aesthetic.

Mick

If it's a Puglisi Reale (and it looks like it is comparing the labels - Thanks Mick!) it could be dated early 1900 I guess?
Don't think there are a lot Puglisi's with flat back and 4 courses of 3 strings?

Fretbear
May-17-2011, 3:18pm
The cigarette burn is a nice touch.....

brunello97
May-17-2011, 3:24pm
Ike, Puglisi used a number of labels over the years. The blue label models I have in my files are from the 1910s onward. I haven't seen any 12-string Puglisi before, but the boatman/scratchplate looks familiar. Puglisi seemed to try just about everything design-wise which is why I appreciate them so much. My Puglisi mandola has a canted top and carved maple back. How weird is that?

Are you planning on bidding on this? Keep us posted....

Mick

Ike57
May-17-2011, 3:47pm
Are you planning on bidding on this? Keep us posted....
Mick

Just for the record: I'm not the person selling this instrument (nor do I know him) :-) I'm also not planning to bid on this simply because I can't bid on everything I like - and I like a lot !! Hope to win the jackpot in the national lottery someday :-)

But, if any of you would like to, here's the link: http://link.marktplaats.nl/449866338 . If anyone is interested and needs some help with translation (Dutch - English - Dutch) I'll be glad to help!