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  • Mandolas      

    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.
    Price:   $11,000.00

    Mandocellos      




    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 tailpiece. The 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.
    Price:   $5850.00

    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.
    Price: $3850.00


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