Lyon & Healy Style C Mandolin Project - $550

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I bought this mandolin fully aware of all its problems, and with the best of intentions. But now, I have decided that I do not have the time, the skills, or the resources to restore it properly, so I am offering it up in the hopes that someone can save what is still a potentially lovely mandolin. 

Serial Number: 1344

Label: Used between 1919 and 1922-23. “Made and Guaranteed by Lyon and Healy”;“World’s Largest Music House”

Condition:  Peghead has been broken off and poorly repaired. Additional wood will need to be added to the rear of the peghead. See photos of this mandolin and an original peghead for comparison.

Front of peghead has been painted over. Carving appears to be in restorable condition. Again, see photos of this mandolin and an original peghead for comparison.

Nut was replaced with an MOP nut which is now broken.

 Entirely refinished with a gloppy clear material. Color scraped away along rear binding. Side of fingerboard apparently painted as well.

Original pickguard and tuners.

Brace appears to have been reglued.

Missing tailpiece. See photo for re-drilled holes.

The bridge is not original but will be included.

Case is an inexpensive F-style case with a piece of padding.

 Remarkably, no body cracks or separations. 

So, there you have it. I am selling it for what I have in it, plus a bit for shipping and my trouble. Shipping to CONUS is included in the price. Questions are welcome.

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

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Condition
Poor (Used)
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Brand Lyon & Healy
Model Style C Mandolin
Categories Mandolins
Made In United States

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Sound and Fury

Summit, NJ, United States
Joined: Dec 2015

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