N. Turturro Turnover (1920's)

$900 $1,000
sku: 180U-2507
A rare and unusual instrument, this N. Turturro Turnover is simultaneously a mandolin and a ukulele. It has mahogany body with round soundholes on both sides. The two-sided mahogany neck has two rosewood fingerboards. This instrument needs some work to get back into playing shape (sold AS-IS, see Details section below), but overall it’s in very good+ condition.   More Details...

  • Teardrop shape
  • Mahogany body and neck
  • Round soundholes
  • Rosewood fingerboards on opposite sides of the neck
  • 17 frets on the mandolin side and 12 frets for the uke
  • Both have ~1-5/16" nut widths and 13-5/8" scales
  • Mandolin side sports a rosewood bridge and nickel tailpiece
  • Uke bridge is stained pearwood
  • Mandolin tuners are nickel 4-on-a-plate with white plastic buttons
  • Ukulele has rosewood violin-style friction pegs
  • Both sides of peghead stamped N. TURTURRO / N.Y.C. / MANUFACTURER / PAT. PEND.
  • With handmade wooden hardshell case
  • VGC+ but needs work (file & dress frets, fill & recut nut slots, new strings, setup, plus refit mandolin bridge, etc. - sold AS-IS)
  • Price reduced 02/01/19