Guiseppe Serafino Garnotti & Co

Guiseppe Serafino Garnotti & Co 1920's mandolin


Guiseppe Serafino Garnotti & Co brand mandolin dated from the 1920s.

Built during the 1920s in France, this mandolin takes the construction and aesthetics of the Neapolitan mandolin.

We note the particular choice of very good quality woods which reinforces the qualitative aspect of the instrument.

Thus, with a back in hollow speckled maple ribs, white mother-of-pearl inlays and pistagnes but also hidden tuners with bone buttons, this model is meant to be luxurious.

What's more, the mandolin is in an excellent state of conservation (see photos) and entirely original up to its period case.

Technical characteristics :

  • Top: Spruce (varnished top)
  • Back: Speckled maple 19 hollow ribs
  • Neck: Speckled maple veneer
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Width at nut: 28 mm
  • Radius: Flat
  • Frets: 17 frets
  • Scale: 330 mm
  • Profile: Neapolitan
  • Pickguard: Magnifier
  • Country of manufacture: France
  • Year: 1920's
  • Finishing : Natural
  • Decorations: Maple - ebony bindings on the edge of the table and rosette / Key markers in the shape of a circle of white mother-of-pearl / Star and mandorla motifs in white mother-of-pearl inlaid in the rosette / Modified mandorla in white mother-of-pearl on the edge of the table / Pistagne of white mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell on the edge of the table
  • Details: Excellent condition / Delivered in its period case

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

It also has a very pleasant, flexible playing comfort and therefore makes playing easy.

With a dynamic, projective and balanced sound, this mandolin will delight enthusiasts, mandolinists and/or collectors.

Very good value for money for a now century-old mandolin.

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