Martella Concert Mandolin 1890/1900s


Very beautiful Italian-made mandolin, made in Naples by Martella, of which it bears its original label and its iron mark on the table.

This workshop has also received an honorable mention during exhibitions.

Entirely made to play and sound more than to "appear", this mandolin is really very well built with very pretty woods and a beautiful finesse of construction.

Technical characteristics :

  • Top: Spruce
  • Base: 25 rosewood ribs / Maple fillet ribs
  • Neck: Ebony veneer
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Width at nut: 27 mm
  • Radius: Flat
  • Frets: 24 frets
  • Scale: 330 mm
  • Profile: Neapolitan
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
  • Manufacturing country : 
  • Year: 1890/1900's
  • Finish: Natural
  • Decorations: Hidden tuners engraved with floral motifs / Rosette inlaid with flower motifs in white mother-of-pearl / Key markers inlaid in white mother-of-pearl
  • Details: Some slight signs of wear, normal given its age

The mandolin still remains in superb condition, as you can see in the photos.

Fully restored and tuned, it has a very comfortable action, a nice timbre with beautiful harmonics and good projection with a lot of softness.

Surcharge for the case.

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