Vintage Bay State Bowl Back Mandolin made in Boston, Massachusetts in the late 1800s. Given to me by my grandfather . This mandolin has a beautiful bowl back made from Rosewood and Maple strips, a lovely rosewood neck with pearl inlays, is structurally sound, and seems to tune just fine. There is a hairline crack on the face, common for this shape of Mandolin because of the angle of the face and easily repairable - it is visible in photos but doesn’t affect the sound and I was told by a luthier does not go fully through the wood. The bridge works, though it is chipped on the right side - this is solely aesthetic. These sound akin to vintage Martin mandolins, rich and focused in midrange. Very cool either to play or to display!! For a 130 year old instrument this thing is in great shape and sounds nice! Pretty amazing piece of history. Motivated to sell this and my other listings, message me with any questions or offers!

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Condition
Good (Used)
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Brand Bay State
Model Bowl back Mandolin
Finish Back
Categories Mandolins
Year 1890s
Made In United States

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Bay State Bowl Back Mandolin 1890s
$450
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