Giovanni Carbone

Giovanni Carbone 1900's mandolin


Beautiful Giovanni Carbone brand mandolin, made in Naples at the beginning of the 20th century.

With a head reminiscent of that of Raffaele Calace, this mandolin also has an atypical rosette and clean plate design.

Technical characteristics :

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back: 21 rib rosewood
  • Neck: Rosewood veneer
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Width at nut: 26 mm
  • Radius: Flat
  • Frets: 22 frets
  • Scale: 330 mm
  • Profile: Neapolitan
  • Pickguard: Rosewood
  • Country of manufacture: Italy
  • Year: 1900's
  • Finish: Natural
  • Decorations: Maple-ebony bindings on the soundhole / Rosewood top border / White mother-of-pearl fingerboard markers
  • Details: Very good condition / Delivered without case

The sound is typical of Neapolitan mandolins, with a nice timbre, beautiful harmonics and good projection.

Like all our instruments, this mandolin is fully restored and perfectly playable.

It has a particularly pleasant playing comfort.

In very good condition, as visible in the photos, with a low action and pleasant playing, this mandolin is perfect for amateurs wishing to buy a period instrument with good value for money.

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