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    A beautiful turn of the century bowl back mandolin with nice features and appointments, this Vega Style 4 has a bent spruce top, a bowl back of 35 rosewood staves, and a 21 fret ebony fingerboard. Appointments include abalone rosette, lots of binding, and fancy abalone and pearl inlay. Just a bit of work is needed to make it whole again (see More Details below). This instrument is in very good to excellent condition.
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880
  • SN 366-62
  • c.1900
  • VG-EC (minor repaired top and back cracks, needs fret level, string, setup, etc. plays okay! - sold AS-IS)
  • Satin natural finish
  • Bowl back body
  • Bent spruce top (2 miniscule repaired top cracks)
  • Oval soundhole
  • Abalone rosette inlay
  • Bound top, soundhole and fingerboard
  • Inlaid tortoise plastic pickguard with abalone and pearl inlay
  • Multi-ply wooden marquetry top purfling 
  • Ebony bridge 
  • 35 rosewood staves alternated with lighter wood strip (1 repaired back crack, 1 open)
  • 3-piece rosewood skirt
  • beautifully engrave pearl fingerboard inlay
  • 21 fret ebony flat fingerboard with treble extension
  • 10-fret mahogany neck
  • 13” scale
  • 1-3/16” nut
  • Peghead with rosewood overlay and ornamental cut-out
  • Engraved tuner cover plate and tailpiece
  • NO CASE
  • Made in Boston, USA

Vega Style 4 Bowl Back Mandolin (c.1900)

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AS-IS

SKU: 90U-208922

Regular price
$850 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$850 USD
A beautiful turn of the century bowl back mandolin with nice features and appointments, this Vega Style 4 has a bent spruce top, a bowl back of 35 rosewood staves, and a 21 fret ebony fingerboard. Appointments include abalone rosette, lots of binding, and fancy abalone and pearl inlay. Just a bit of work is needed to make it whole again (see More Details below). This instrument is in very good to excellent condition.
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880
  • SN 366-62
  • c.1900
  • VG-EC (minor repaired top and back cracks, needs fret level, string, setup, etc. plays okay! - sold AS-IS)
  • Satin natural finish
  • Bowl back body
  • Bent spruce top (2 miniscule repaired top cracks)
  • Oval soundhole
  • Abalone rosette inlay
  • Bound top, soundhole and fingerboard
  • Inlaid tortoise plastic pickguard with abalone and pearl inlay
  • Multi-ply wooden marquetry top purfling 
  • Ebony bridge 
  • 35 rosewood staves alternated with lighter wood strip (1 repaired back crack, 1 open)
  • 3-piece rosewood skirt
  • beautifully engrave pearl fingerboard inlay
  • 21 fret ebony flat fingerboard with treble extension
  • 10-fret mahogany neck
  • 13” scale
  • 1-3/16” nut
  • Peghead with rosewood overlay and ornamental cut-out
  • Engraved tuner cover plate and tailpiece
  • NO CASE
  • Made in Boston, USA