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Not at all perfect, but a fantastic instrument.
Original lable inside.
I am not certain of the various exotic woods used in the bowl back construction but there appears to be 4 or 5 different kinds. Likely some Brazillian rosewood.
Mother of Pearl inlays everywhere.

Needs new strings. The tail piece works but the cover area is gone. It should be replaced eventually. The fret board has a crack along the length at the frets near the body. Still plays well and has no fret buzz.
Appears to have a a few small repairs alnog the way and their are other minor areas needing some TLC.

A great looking instrument that likely plays well as is but could use the attention of a decent luthier.

Sold as-is and the price reflects the condition.
Collectible or for a great wall hanger too :)
No case.

Please convo any questions or for more photos. Some photos are a little blurry, sorry.

Shipping includes full insurance in the USA. Insurance depends on the country outside the US.

Thank you for your interest.

Mandolin. Vintage Midland Bowl Back. Butterfly inlay.


  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: exotic woods, mother of pearl, metal
  • Ships worldwide from Colorado, United States
  • Feedback: 1023 reviews
  • Favorited by: 478 people

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