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Charles van Raalte

Mandolone

Period:
18th Century
Description:

A tenor mandolone.  This instrument's pear-shaped body is of wood while it's neck and finger board are made from ivory and ebony.  It has a total of 16 strings arranged in pairs.

A strip of ebony on the soundboard beneath the strings is to prevent damage by the performer's plectrum.

Place of Production:
Italy
Materials/Media:
maple, mother or pearl, ebony, ivory
Dimensions:
length 970mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
MI/A25
Digital Number:
EAMU027a, b, c
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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