An early mandolin from Giuseppe Puglisi & Zonen.
The mandolins which have the word “Figli” on them
are in any case from after around 1905. I have had various instruments from this good manufacturer and there is always a year at the bottom of the label near the word “Catania”.
This has become a custom around 1908. This label is different, so is earlier than its later blue labels.
(Check the labels on various forums)
- 21 ribs/2 locking ribs. Everything is solidly attached.
- Straight neck. Fingerboard thickened. Can now withstand more tension.
- Frets have more than enough material.
- Without cracks in the top.
- No loose struts in the body.
- Nice sound what these mandolins are known for.
- Veneered neck and headstock.
- Minor wear of course.
- Nice inlays. Rusty screws were replaced.
- Ready to play. New strings.
- G. Puglisi Reale & Figli mandoline (Catania)
- 21 ribben
- Type of Instrument/ Item
- Country of Origin
- Year of Manufacture
- Nr of items
- Extra comb, No extra's
- Brasilian Rosewood
- 800 g