Bruno Style D Mandocello

  • Excellent Condition
  • Year: circa 1913
  • Includes Hard Shell Case


Extremely rare Bruno Style D mandocello, the only known example, likely constructed by the Larson Brothers in Chicago; beautiful tone. The unique reverse three-point body shape is also indicative of the Larson's involvement, as is the "built-under-tension" arching of the top and back; Brazilian rosewood back/sides w/ marquetry back strip, straight grained and yellowed spruce top w/ large inlaid pickguard; equipped with fine ebony bridge; repaired top cracks near fingerboard extension, long side cracks on treble side, small separation on side of scroll...surface cosmetic wear also present. The mahogany neck has a 24.5" scale extended ebony fingerboard with original bar frets with snowflake pearl inlay; past heel crack and peghead crack repair, with overspray; some forward relief present, but plays and intonates well.


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