Strident mandolin 1900's

Typical of Neapolitan mandolin making, Stridente, one of the best known mandolin makers of the late 19th/early 20th century, made superb mandolins. In the pure style of Neapolitan manufacturing of the time, these mandolins are often rich in decorations and very delicate violin making.
This is a very quality model. The fingerboard has been changed as well as the bridge, to make the mandolin fully playable.
  • Body: 21 Rosewood Ribs
  • Top: Spruce
  • Handle: Beech veneered Rosewood
  • Mechanics: Typical Hidden Mechanics x2
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Nut width: 30 mm
  • Frets: 17 flat brass frets
  • Scale: 340 mm
  • Protective plate: Tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl
  • Year: 1900's
  • Country of manufacture: Italy (Naples)
  • Finish: Natural
  • Other: Numerous decorations: mother-of-pearl and ebony tracking, maple/rosewood binding

Some traces of restoration.

The action is low, the mandolin is very pleasant to play.

It is sold in its period case.

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