N. Turturro Turnover (1920's)
$900 $1,000sku: 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...
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- 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