Washburn Style 175 Bowl Back (c.1897)

$500
sku: 90U-198248
An interesting instrument from the late 1800s, this Washburn Style 175 bowl back mandolin has a bent spruce top, a Brazilian rosewood bowl with 36 ribs, and a maple neck. Distinctive features include mother-of-pearl top purfling and rosette, an ivoroid-bound mother-of-pearl-fingerboard, and a tortoise plastic pickguard with pearl vine inlays. This mandolin could use some work (sold AS-IS, see Details section below), but cosmetically it’s in very good+ condition

Only 1 piece in stock!


  • Bent spruce top with ivoroid binding
  • Mother-of-pearl top purfling & soundhole rosette
  • Brazilian rosewood bowl with 36 ribs
  • Maple neck
  • Ivoroid bound mother-of-pearl fingerboard
  • Ebony headstock overlay with engraved pearl inlays
  • Etched silver-plated tuner coverplate
  • Pearl tuner buttons
  • Tortoise plastic pickguard with pearl vine inlays
  • Silver-plated crown tailpiece with etched cover
  • "The New Washburn 1897 Model" interior label
  • 1-1/8" nut
  • 13" scale
  • Modern chipboard case
  • VGC+ with 1 repaired top crack, repaired brace, and repaired back crack, plus needs work (top is distorting and flattening out, 1 cracked brace needs repair, needs new strings plus setup as good as possible, etc. - sold AS-IS)
  • SN: 103717