Nicola Spoto

Nicola Spoto mandolin from 1918


Beautiful mandolin by Nicola SPOTO dated 1918.

Nicola Spoto has worked in several different workshops. The most important being that of Naples, but he also worked in a workshop near Nizza in France where he worked until the mid-1920s.

Its instruments are located between Vinaccia and Calace. He is not as well known as Stridente or De Meglio, in the same range, but his work is nonetheless of just as good quality.

Here is a nice model in excellent condition, entirely original.

Technical characteristics :

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back: Rosewood
  • Neck: Rosewood veneer
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Width at nut: 26.5 mm
  • Radius: Flat
  • Frets: 17 frets
  • Scale: 330 mm
  • Profile: Neapolitan
  • Pickguard: Ebony
  • Country of manufacture: Italy, Naples
  • Year: 1918
  • Finish: Natural
  • Decorations: Maple-ebony bindings / White mother-of-pearl fingerboard markers
  • Details: Mandolin in very good condition for its age, only some slight signs of wear

The mandolin has a very straight handle which allows very good playing comfort thanks to its adjustment.

Well balanced sound with good projection and a nice timbre.

Delivered in its period case.

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