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    Default Looking for more information and How much is iT worth

    Good afternoon
    Is there anybody who can tell me more about This mandolin
    Once iT belonged to my grandfather so Its a sort of old. IT says Perarri bit when i try to search the internet iT allways says Ferarri
    Who has the answer where Its from What period in time and How much Its worth?
    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by gina962@msn.com View Post
    Good afternoon
    Is there anybody who can tell me more about This mandolin
    Once iT belonged to my grandfather so Its a sort of old. IT says Perarri bit when i try to search the internet iT allways says Ferarri
    Who has the answer where Its from What period in time and How much Its worth?
    Thank you
    Can somebody tell me How to show pictures I Made from the mandolin?

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    Where you type your message, look above the box and you will see typeface and other symbols. The third from the last is for pic's. Click on that and you will be able to post a pic.
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    Not much more than a photograph, but here is another Perrari.



    Here's one for sale.
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    And a restored Perrari in action!

    https://youtu.be/Gh4NP0hntpU
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    Thanks, trodgers, for those links!


    Quote Originally Posted by gina962@msn.com View Post
    ... IT says Perarri bit when i try to search the internet iT allways says Ferarri ...
    There's a trick to make Google stop giving you Ferrari stuff, just put a minus sign in front of each word you *don't* want. For instance, if you want to search for Perrari mandolin but you want to exclude Ferrari cars, I would go to Google & type the following search string exactly as shown below:

    "perrari" mandolin -ferarri

    I'm writing this using my phone right now & I'm feeling too lazy to copy/paste links, but if you use that search string, you'll get even more links to webpages that have Perarri mandolins.

    Another little Google search tip: If you want to narrow the search down to only one website, for instance YouTube, you could type the following search string in the Google search box:

    "perrari" mandolin -ferarri site:youtube.com

    Etc.

    (The quotation marks aren't strictly necessary, but sometimes it helps with unusual words.)

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    The quotation marks help greatly actually. Many times Google will break up your word for you and serve you up a whole bunch of garbage.

    Taking out the site designation gives you this.

    Amazingly enough we don't have a whole lot of information on this brand.
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    Molto e molto Perraris show up on the Ebay or on various web site. A wide range of design styles and labels lead one to assume that they were a dealer / labeler rather than an actual builder with a consistent style or styles and a verifiable address.

    Along with this goes the assumption that the Perrari mandolins were built by others in Napoli or (very likely) by folks in Catania or by other Sicilian builders.

    That shouldn't suggest any relative evaluation. Some of the Perraris I have seen look quite well appointed, others distinctly ROTM.
    Value is, as always, totally dependent on their playability.

    A nicely detailed playable Perrari might fetch $250-300 and be a good value.

    An unplayable one should be lucky to bring in $50 as a prop for a Martini & Rossi print ad.

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