GM - 00106 2007 Corrado
Giacomel Octave Mandolin EXC+ A beauty from
Corrado Giacomel of Genoa Italy. Red Sunburst spruce top and flamey maple back and sides, all crack
free. Maple neck and ebony fingerboard, pickguard and adjustable
bridge. Super comfortable ebony tailpiece. I think if the
classic Loar design two point body with a scroll is the American
equivalent to the Corvette, then the Giacomel design is equivalent to
the Ferrari. He has given an Italian flavor even to the 'flowerpot' on
the headstock and certainly to the
classic scroll. Gold
plated tuning pegs.
This mandolin has great power and fantastic tone that has plenty of
depth in the low end and develops nice reverberation at the high end.
20" Scale Length 1 5/16" Nut Width. Gig Bag.
MC - 00017 1917 Gibson K-2 Mandocello
EXC We see mostly brown and black K-2 models from the teens but
this one has the classic sunburst finish top .
The back and sides are the typical birch used
on many of the top of the line instruments. Elegant abalone fleur de lys on the
headstock and lovely original
tuning pegs. Also original is the engraved
bridge appear to be an original Loar period adustable one. Even the
endpin is likely original. And so is the
hard shell case . There is the common
hairline (hard to see) crack in the heel but it
is stable and barely noticeable. The label
is in good shape and displays the serial number #35454. This thing plays comfortably and
it sounds fantastic.
MC - 00015 1916 Gibson K-1
Mandocello EXC The finish was complete toast on
this baby and it needed a new bridge and complete setup but it has all
now been professionally done and it looks fantastic and plays really nicely. Classic
pumpkin yellow top with birch
back and sides. No cracks
anywhere. It's missing its endpin and tailpiece cover but the tailpiece
itself is original and it has a new adjustable bridge. There was
once a pickup where there now is a little chunk missing from the pickguard.
Original tuning pegs and "The
Gibson" on the
The label is in good shape with
serial number #27644. And it has its original hard shell case which
is in pretty good shape and real hard to find.
Reduced Price: $2950.00
MC - 00016 1935 Kalamazoo
Mandocello EXC This is a remarkable example of a rare
instrument and it is a fine player as well. Crack free spruce
top and mahogany
back and sides also crack
free. Nicely contoured slight V shape
neck with rosewood fingerboard and good original frets and it has just been
reset and frets done and the setup is superb. It plays easily and has a strong
smooth sound, not tubby like so many round hole mandocellos but more like the
'real deal' K-5. Kalamazoo script on the
headstock and completely original from the tuning pegs to the end pin including the tailpiece, adjustable bridge,
and firestripe pickguard. There
is FON # 351A stamped inside
the back. No case but we'll pack securely.
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