What a fine sound this vintage mandolin is! We are calling it a Supertone from our research, but there is not an identifying name on it anywhere. Most likely 1920's, possibly early 1930's. It has some beautiful inlays and trim--check out the butterly under the rosette! Solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides. It has a chrome-plated back plate on the headstock, and the marquetry on the top perimeter and rosette features 2 rows of a checkerboard pattern sandwiched around an abalone (or faux abalone) center. Ebony fretboard and bridge (the bridge is one-piece, nonadjustable). 1-1/8" nut width and fret wear is light. Structurally it is excellent while cosmetically it is handsome along with some surface wear and its share of scratches and dings--pretty typical for such a vintage instrument (see pictures). Quite a beauty! Does not include a case.

Supertone Mandolin, c1920's (sale pending)

$449.00Price