M Rb butterfly Ferrari sh.JPG (23847 bytes) The mandolin Collection Page under construction

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Unusual Violins violin 2, cello. Cittern, hurdy-gurdy
Guitars banjos Tunbridgeware
Mandolin Zither, harp Ukulele

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Flat back

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Gibson style A 1911 USA

Clifford Essex. England C1920

C1900. German wappen mandolin

Mandolin-violin. German C1900

12 string mandriola


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C1920 decor back

Guitar shaped C1900

Knutson style Harp mandolin. C1910

Fiddle-mandolin ? 8 string bowed. A form of bowed zither ? Swiss from Bern. C1890

1950s Framus 12 string mandolin.


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  Rare fiddle mandolin Circa 1900 Austrian C1890s USA guitar shape early 20thC

Pugsli. Catania. Late19th century
Round/ bowl back mandolins
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  16thc 10 string mandore. Ebony and ivory, labelled Antonio de Raho 1536.

Neapolitan. C1890

.19thC. Back & neck carved from one piece. Peg tuners. S. America ?

Rare 16 string mandolin C1860


Standard round back. C1890 heavily decorated


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C1850 carved sound hole

Millanese 6 string. 19thC

Octave mandolin C1900

Lyre mandolin. Calace 19thC

Early 19thC peg tuning mandolin.

19th rosewood back  ribs into the neck.


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Piccolo mandolin. Germany C1910

Bouzouki, Eastern Europe

Portugeese guitarra c1920

Double neck. 8 & 12 string. Germany early 20th century.

Unusual circular flat back C1900

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