Galiano mandolin

Used – Very Good
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This is a circa 1910 Galiano Bowlback Mandolin, which research suggests was associated with the Oscar Schmidt name. This is a rare and ornate example.

This mandolin could be put back into playing condition with a cleaning and set up. It is in really good condition. I do not see any major repair issues...although not being an expert on mandolins, I advise potential buyers to message with any questions before bidding, and advise that it is sold as-is as a project. Having said that, it looks like a really solid example. Missing one piece of binding along the neck, but otherwise everything seems in good order.

Finely crafted instrument with hand inlaid abalone, binding , and neck/headstock inlays. Very ornate instrument. Fine woods and fine craftsmanship throughout. The label has minor damage in its center but is intact enough to see the Galiano name.

Really a fine quality mandolin that will give you a sweet tone with its spruce top!

The Galiano hand-made instruments were a step above Oscar Schmidt's larger volume factory instruments…small shop rather than mass produced. The shop was associated with the uncle (Raphael Ciani) of John D’Angelico. Likely built in New York.

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Listeda month ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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