Washburn Style 73 Bowl Back (c.1892)

sku: 90U-206573
This late 19th century bowl back mandolin by Washburn features Brazilian rosewood and maple ribs, fancy herringbone wood marquetry, an ebony fingerboard, abalone and pearl inlay, and other fine appointments. An interesting piece of history. This mandolin needs repair work, glue and cleat two cracked ribs, 4 top cracks, strings, set-up, etc. - sold AS-IS. This instrument is in very good condition.   More Details...

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  • SN 25160
  • c.1892
  • VGC
  • Original gloss finish
  • Bowl back
  • “Bent” spruce top with oval soundhole
  • 13 Brazilian rosewood and maple ribs 
  • Brazilian rosewood skirt
  • Herringbone top purfling 
  • Mahogany neck
  • 17-fret flat ebony fingerboard
  • Crown pickguard 
  • Durkee crown tailpiece 
  • 4-on-a-plate tuners 
  • 1-1/16” nut
  • 13” scale
  • 4-on-a-plate tuners 
  • Brazilian Rosewood
  • Pearl dots, diamonds and wings pearl inlay
  • Abalone triangle rosette with rope inlay
  • Wood plaque inside reads “GEORGE WASHBURN / NEW MODEL”
  • Made in USA
  • Driver's license number etched on back of headstock
  • Needs glue/cleat two cracked ribs, glue 4 top cracks, strings, set-up, etc. - sold AS-IS