Eugene Howard

  • Very Good + Condition
  • Year: circa 1890s
  • Includes Soft Shell Case


This is a high-quality and usual Neapolitan style mandola. It has had quality restoration done in the past. It is very plain but plays beautifully. 16 3/8" scale length,1 1/4" nut width. The widest part of the body is 9" across. The top is solid spruce and the bowl and neck are mahogany. Both the original fretboard and the replacement bridge are rosewood. The bracing is typical bowlback ladder-style with an unreinforced "bottom" past the cant in the top. There are three or four tight, old-repair, tiny hairline cracks around the soundhole but the instrument is otherwise crack-free. The tuners are a mismatch and the base that turns backwards.
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