Carlo Sartori

Carlo Sartori mandolin (Calace Style) from 1924


Carlo Sartori mandolin made in 1924.

We feel the inspiration of Raffaele Calace in this mandolin.

And one of Calace's most famous students/workers was none other than George Garofalo.

And it is the latter who will manufacture this mandolin here offered for sale, under the Carlo Sartori label, in the purest Calace style, very reminiscent of the 24 model.

Here is a very beautiful model in the style of Raffaele Calace, manufactured by Garofalo under the Carlo Sartori label dating from 1924, made in France.

Technical characteristics :

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back: 21 rib rosewood
  • Neck: Rosewood veneer
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Width at nut: 28.5 mm
  • Radius: Flat
  • Frets: 17 frets
  • Scale: 330 mm
  • Profile: Neapolitan
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell under gold plating
  • Country of manufacture: France
  • Year: 1924
  • Finish: Natural
  • Decorations: Maple - rosewood bindings on the top and rosette edges / Circle-shaped white mother-of-pearl fingerboard markers / Complex white mother-of-pearl patterns inlaid in the soundhole / White mother-of-pearl - rosewood edges
  • Details: Very good general condition / Some slight signs of wear, normal given its age / In its period case in poor condition

Like all our instruments, this mandolin has been completely restored and carefully adjusted.

It therefore has very pleasant playing comfort. Mounted with a set of flexible Fisoma brand strings, Supersolo model, this enhances the adjustment of the instrument with a supple and easy touch while enhancing its sound.

With good projection, a balanced and harmonic-rich sound, a typical and delicate timbre, this mandolin is ideal for all enthusiasts, mandolinists and/or collectors .

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