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70’S MIJ IBANEZ BOWL BACK MANDOLIN MODEL 805 - $150 (Marshall)

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Here is a beautifully executed Model 805 Bowlback Mandolin, from Ibanez, most likely made in the very early 1970s. It is in fantastic condition, only a surface crack from the right side of the bridge and missing one handle on a tuner. It is tight everywhere; no open seams, no separation of the bowl staves.
The top of the mandolin is a fine-grained Spruce, the bowl is Maple, and the decorative accents appear to be Mahogany. As the neck is covered in a black lacquer, I can’t tell you out of what wood it is made. My guess would be Mahogany. The neck has a wonderful V shape that is particularly cozy in the hand. The saddle and nut are bone. Scale length is 13 3/8”.
It is a really delightful instrument, with a sweet, singing tone, and a tremendous sustain!
Only $150!!
In Marshall
Call Larry @ 9 o 3 7 for 2 one ate 3 six
Always open to reasonable offers and full, or partial, trades.

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