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Embergher “Orchestra Style A”


c.1940, roundback, natural spruce top & maple back, mahogany neck, rosewood fbd, inlaid t’shell pgd, all original with no cracks/repairs, excellent professional grade classical mandolin from Rome’s most celebrated atelier, EC, HC




“Wendell Hall Professional”

Banjo Ukulele

c.1930s, nat.walnut, ebony fbd, top tension, geared Planet tuners, all original nickel pltd fittings (tailpiece, armrest etc), some crazing and clouding of finish on resonator but no cracks/repairs, easy playing lampost leaner with monster sound, VGC, period semi hard case





b/s = back and sides : btn = button : inl = inlaid

fbd = fingerboard : pgd = pickguard : phd = peghead : pce = piece

tpce = tailpiece : t’shell = tortoiseshell

mop = mother of pearl : aba = abalone : adj = adjustable

HC = newer hard case : OHC = original hard case

OSC = original soft or semi-hard case : GB = gig bag


Mint/as new = all original unplayed condition

EC (Excellent Condition) = all original, no repairs/refinish unless noted, some playwear

VGC  (Very Good Condition) = basically all original, may have minor repairs/refinish but no other issues unless noted, moderate playwear

GC (Good Condition) = generally sound, possibly some repairs/refinish, may need work as noted, moderate to heavy playwear

PC (Poor Condition) =  Issues and work required as noted

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