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    Hi can anyone fill in on this one?

    "Primo stabilimento Italiano" is apparantly written on the label. Is it a G. Puglisi Reale & Figli? Are they descent if you find them in good shape?
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    in Google Translate "Primo stabilimento Italiano" means first Italian factory. Primo might mean the best though. Yes, Puglisi are good mandolins and some may be exceptional. Certainly they are the among the most respected of the ones made in Catania, Sicily. Here's a label from 1917.

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    I have a Puglisi I got from Canada in good condition, it has my favorite sound of all my bowlbacks. I don't know it it's exceptional, but I like it.

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