Stahl Presentation Bowl Back (c.1915)

$1,450
sku: 90U-205026
A very fancy bowl back mandolin built by the Larson Bros. in Chicago for Stahl. It features a bent spruce top, a Brazilian rosewood skirt and 39 ribs. The mahogany neck joins the body at the tenth fret. It has exquisite appointments throughout, with a pearl and abalone fingerboard, an ivoroid-bound top, fretboard, soundhole and headstock, an engraved clamshell tailpiece, and inset tortoise plastic pickguard with floral inlays. This instrument is sold AS-IS (needs neck reset, restring and setup, etc.)   More Details...

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  • Built by the Larson Bros. in Chicago for Stahl
  • Bent spruce top (some deformity on top by soundhole) 
  • Oval soundhole
  • Abalone and wood marquetry top purfling and rosette
  • Brazilian rosewood skirt and 39 ribs
  • Mahogany neck joins body at the tenth fret
  • 21 frets
  • Pearl and abalone fingerboard
  • Ivoroid-bound top, fretboard, soundhole and headstock
  • Headstock features pearl floral inlays
  • Inset tortoise plastic pickguard with floral inlays
  • Engraved clamshell tailpiece
  • Inset tuners with engraved cover
  • ~13-1/4" scale
  • 1-1/8" nut
  • ~7-1/2" top width (at widest point)
  • Interior label reads "Wm. C. Stahl  / MANUFACTURER  /  Milwaukee, Wisconsin"
  • Rough end-loading "Bullshead" leather OSSC
  • VGC+ (needs neck reset, restring and setup, etc. - sold AS-IS)