Dyer Symphony Harp Mandola Style 145

  • AS IS Condition
  • Year: circa 1918
  • Includes Hard Shell Case
  • Serial #: 402


Extremely rare example of a W. J. Dyer branded, Larson-made, Symphony Harp Mandola (Style 402); original paper label present inside. A prime candidate for restoration, this instrument is in need of some TLC; two long top cracks present, missing abalone trim on top-edge of lower bout, missing fingerboard binding. The straight-grained and yellowed spruce top is bound and trimmed in abalone, has a tortoise pickguard w/ pearl inlay; body is made from mahogany and has some dings/scuffs, but no open or repaired cracks are present; finish is original throughout. The neck is mahogany and has a 16.5" scale length extended ebony fingerboard with fancy pearl inlay; original frets present and have some light pitting present, neck angle is good and the instrument can likely be made playable without a neck reset. Equipped with original Cloud tailpiece, engraved inset tuners w/ grained ivoroid buttons. Please inquire about restoration options Included in sale is a later custom-fit rectangular hard case.


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