Posted 4 years ago
I really enjoy folk marquetry/parquetry pieces.
I thought this folk marquetry mandolin is quite the tour de force of that art form.
I have left it unstrung. I do have the bridge. Frankly, I truly don't care if it's playable. To me, it's just a pleasing bit of folk art. The effort and time that must have been required to make this...and it's unsigned!
The tuners appear to be reused from a guitar of the 19-teens or '2o's which is when I date this instrument from.