Stahl Presentation Bowl Back (c.1915)
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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Instruments sold “AS-IS” have not been set up by our repair shop and do not come with the Elderly warranty.
Elderly Warranty: None Manufacturer's Warranty: None
- 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)