This is a really fine condition early 1900’s bowl-back mandolin. Known for their tone and playability, I would have to reinforce that perception. This is the best example of a classical mandolin that I’ve seen in years, for the materials, the perfect workmanship and the tone.
All original varnish (or shellac), finish is in great shape. Newer replacement bridge. Very original and unrepaired.
The notes are quick and lovely.