Neapolitan Mandolin 1900's


Pretty Neapolitan mandolin dating from the early 1900s.

Typical of Neapolitan violin making, this mandolin comes from the Stridente workshops.

Taking up all the codes of the Neapolitan school and the style of the Vinaccia family mandolins.

It would specifically be an instrument manufactured for export at the time, certainly for France.

Technical characteristics :

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back: 21 rosewood ribs
  • Neck: Rosewood veneer
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Width at nut: 28.5 mm
  • Radius: Flat
  • Frets: 17 frets
  • Scale: 330 mm
  • Profile: Neapolitan
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell inlaid with white mother-of-pearl arabesques
  • Country of manufacture: Italy
  • Year: 1900's
  • Finish: Natural
  • Decorations: Mandorla-shaped fingerboard dots in white mother-of-pearl / Rosette inlaid with white mother-of-pearl patterns / Maple/ebony purfling on the table edge
  • Details: Worn bottom varnish and normal signs of use given the age of the mandolin

Easily playable, with good action, this mandolin has good projection, a typically Neapolitan tone and good sustain.

Delivered without cover or case.

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