Search:

Type: Posts; User: Onlyuntil

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds; generated 5 minute(s) ago.

  1. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,487

    Re: Curious Mandolin

    Interestingly my friend (who will remain anonymous) linked me to this Mandolin by Michele Maratea which has a similar purple paper lining...........

    What is interesting is that my Mandolin has...
  2. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,487

    Re: Curious Mandolin

    Interesting, well it is worth checking and it does need a bit of a clean so I may well have a look.
  3. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,487

    Re: Curious Mandolin

    :))
  4. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,487

    Re: Curious Mandolin

    Yeah its pretty bad and the inlay on the fingerboard makes it extra complicated.... Yep definitely a bit of sinking for sure.

    Interesting neck idea, I can see how that could work. I think I would...
  5. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,487

    Re: Curious Mandolin

    Wow these are definitely something else, on the next level to what I have. They really remind me of the work of renowned 17th/18th Century German instrument maker Joachim Tielke.

    Here is a pic of...
  6. Replies
    0
    Views
    361

    Carlo Martello round back mandolin

    I know you all love pics of instruments so here is a mandolin I got a while back. It's not the greatest but it has some charm, sadly needs the neck to be fixed. I might get round to it one day....
  7. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,487

    Re: Curious Mandolin

    For anyone interested, here is a picture of the case, the purple paper lining and the bent neck. 182611182612182613
  8. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,487

    Re: Curious Mandolin

    Yes it is a shame about the amount of TS.

    I have a friend who is another instrument maker who loves Mandolins, but he is also a massive turtle aficionado so I have avoided showing him the...
  9. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,487

    Re: Curious Mandolin

    Ha ha well that clears that one up then.

    I think the inlay seems OK to me but yes its certainly nothing like some of those fine 18th or early 19th century instruments in museums.
  10. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,487

    Re: Curious Mandolin

    Yes I think it is all TS including the fingerboard. Yes agree the soundboard is not the greatest, the grain is a bit wide and wavy to the edge.
  11. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,487

    Re: Curious Mandolin

    Hi Jim, thanks for sharing the pics of the moretti, yes I can definitely see the similarly in the inlay for sure.

    Yes it does seem to be TS, and it also runs all the way along the fingerboard and...
  12. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,487

    Re: Curious Mandolin

    Yes I think this is correct, I wasn't quite sure at first but looking more closely it does seem to be.
  13. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,487

    Re: Curious Mandolin

    Hi Mick,

    Yes I can see what you mean, it was the disparity between the elaborate inlay of the front and plainess of the back that was confusing me and causing me to question if it was original or...
  14. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,487

    Re: Curious Mandolin

    Great info that would actually make sense, I found another similar headstock one here with exactly the same coffin case as mine so perhaps it is original after all....
  15. Replies
    17
    Views
    2,101

    Re: Metal-Clad Fretboard

    Veleno made aluminium guitars in the 60s before bean and there was another make in the 60s called Burke (I think) who also dabbled with aluminium.
  16. Replies
    17
    Views
    2,101

    Re: Metal-Clad Fretboard

    I've got a couple of Wolfram guitars but no mandolin sadly. I've seen a mandolin going on ebay recently but its a flat top one rather than a bowl back.
  17. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,487

    Re: Curious Mandolin

    Sadly the neck has pulled up as per lots of mandolins I have come across.
  18. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,487

    Re: Curious Mandolin

    It's a curious one as in person it doesn't seem as old as some of the 1850-70s mandolins I've seen. However I know this can all be very misleading stylistically.
  19. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,487

    Curious Mandolin

    Hi Everyone,

    Nice to meet you all, apologies for this being my first post.

    I recently acquired this mandolin and I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts on the possible maker?

    It came in an...
Results 1 to 19 of 19