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    Default Does anyone recognize this label? Inside an old bowlback.

    Starts with a cursive D.

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    It looks unplayable due to high action, IMHO.

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    Yes, I've discovered that. I will try sanding down the bridge, and maybe shimming up the nut.

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    Default Re: Does anyone recognize this label? Inside an old bowlback.

    The label is from Luigi Ricca. Here is what it would look like:

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    That mandolin was modified radically with a snakehead and probably completely refinished and who knows what else.
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    Default Re: Does anyone recognize this label? Inside an old bowlback.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    The label is from Luigi Ricca. Here is what it would look like:

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    That mandolin was modified radically with a snakehead and probably completely refinished and who knows what else.
    Wow. Dr. Luigi Riccanstein. With that action this would likely work better as a vegetable slicer than as a instrument.

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    In this photo from the side it looks like there is something raising the 4 course of strings. It seem rather strange to do so. There is aso a pick in the strings but that should not do so much.

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    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Does anyone recognize this label? Inside an old bowlback.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    In this photo from the side it looks like there is something raising the 4 course of strings. It seem rather strange to do so. There is aso a pick in the strings but that should not do so much.

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    The neck is a bit warped. Also, someone decided to glue the bridge in place. After my file arrives from China, I will try filing down the slots in the bridge, to see if I can make it playable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    ...That mandolin was modified radically with a snakehead...
    What do you mean by "snakehead?"

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