1910s Washburn Bowlback Mandolin Vintage Brazilian Rosewood w/ Case

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Up for sale, a 1910's Washburn bowlback mandolin in excellent condition, complete with the original molded hard leather case. An upscale model with more prominent marquetry and inlay work than most, this Wasburn features a  a solid spruce top and tight, slender ribs of Brazilian rosewood on the bowl. This mandolin is a classic, USA-made example of the bowlback, with a clear tone that has the inherent warmth and more airy quality of this body design. The instrument boasts a nice smooth note attack, without the aggressive midrange chop of an F or A style. This structurally sound and professionally setup mandolin features top binding with three concentric unique patterns (also echoed on the rosette), along with an ebony fretboard and floating bridge, and original tortoise batwing pickguard.

The deep V mahogany neck profile plays comfortably up the 13" scale, and the ebony fretboard retains the original slender bar frets. The frets show only a touch of wear on the crowns of frets 1-4, with virtually no wear further up the fretboard. The bone nut measures 1 1/16" in width, and the headstock features a Brazilian rosewood veneer in addition to the original tuning machines which still work as intended.

On the body, the original nickel plated brass tailpiece has a subtle crown shape, and the stock floating ebony bridge is intact. Visible through the soundhole, the original Washburn label is positively fresh, with vibrant colors and bold text. This mandolin has ornate tortoise and pearl inlay, with the tort pickguard flush with the spruce top. Cosmetic wear is limited to light scuffing in the pick path and only a few tiny additional nicks on the instrument as a whole.

The original molded hard leather case is included.

Product Specs

Condition
Excellent (Used)
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Brand Washburn
Model Bowlback
Finish Natural
Categories Mandolins
Year 1910s
Made In United States

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Available for local pickup from Seattle, WA, United States

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