ANTIQUE c 1906 Bowl Back Taterbug Mandolin w/Hawaiian Motif Homemade Case NR yqz
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Rare Brass Pick Guard Shabby Chic Condition
Up in this auction is an antique, we are estimating circa 1906, bowl back mandolin, also called a taterbug or a watermelon mandolin. It comes in a home made wooden case that has a carved Hawaiian motif on the cover. It also has a brass pick guard with an art nouveau design as well as another brass decorated piece lower on the mandolin, we could not find any others with a brass pick guard. We could not find a makers mark on it. Missing four strings, has old stuff adhered to the back of the mandolin, like old paper, it looks like the varnish used on it was still sticky when they put it up against something. There is a crack on the front of it. BUT... A really cool looking instrument and case. GOOD LUCK!!...keep scrolling there are 38 pictures below!Click on any photo to see it in its original size in a separate tab.
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