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refurbished and restored Cotolina Bowlback mandolin

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An incredibly rare and beautiful flagship bowlback mandolin in perfect working shape, fully restored from the ground up by JML STUDIOS nyc. This is 100 years old and stronger than ever, plays, and sounds like a dream. New strings, lemon oil and polish have made it ready to hold and enjoy today.

We have restored hundreds of instruments over the decades but the latest batch of mandolins that came in from overseas are something to behold. The craftsmanship is unique and intricate. Points of interest are the herringbone wood binding (repaired), the 30° bend in the top made of a single piece of wood (!), the top was routed to inlay the hand etched bird mural, to make it flush. This to me is just incredible. Notice the scratchboard-like etching the artist created. This is really a one-of-a-kind work of art and it happens to be done incredibly well.

The repair was extensive. Our luthiers are highly experienced and no corner were cut to painstakingly and respectfully restore these incredible mandolins back to full operational mandolins.

Everything from the tuners to the bracing has been restored and worked on. Quite a bit of woodwork has been completed to make this one of the coolest mando’s on reverb.

Check out our other mandolins we are restoring this winter including a 1921 Gibson A type and other unique works of art.

It is believed this instrument was made around the 30-40’s. If you have any other info on the exact time period or any other info, please message me.

Make sure to WATCH this item so you can get first dibs when it is complete. Mandolins like this do not come up often and will not again. If it said “Martin” on the headstock it would be worth six figures. Get an equally beautiful card, collectible and well made instrument for a fraction of the price!

Bowl has no issues at all and is extremely solid. These mandolins are notoriously prone to separation due to exposure to excessive heat and need a very delicate AMD specific type of luthier repair. You must set each side with professional hyde glue and then reset the top and then the neck and back… all one at a time. It takes weeks but will be very strong for decades to come.

Comes with gig bag, picks, brand new strings changed Nov 25th 202
1, etc. Pickup in Northern NJ 20 minutes from Manhattan. $25 delivery on nyc area (to cover the bridge toll and gas). Thanks

Neck length (from nut to 12th fret): 168mm

Full length: 620mm

Any questions please ask. Check out all the other gear on my shop! Thanks again, have a good one

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Listed7 days 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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