Regal Mandoletto $200.00
History: Another ebay find. I’d been curious about these for some time but they can be pricey. This one was built by Regal and has a faux rosewood finish over birch for the back and sides and a spruce top which made it more affordable. It was in very bad shape and not playable when I got it.
Work Done: Pulled the back, removed, cleaned and re-glued back braces, re-glue loose and cracked top braces. Re-attached back, re-detailed the Faux finish, and french polished the instrument. Re-set the neck and made a new bridge out of bone and Osage orange (an extremely hard, bright yellow wood). Ultimately turned out very well.
Plays well with fairly low action. $200.00
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