George Bauer was a builder of guitars and mandolins who was based in Philadelphia around the turn of the last century. Bauer became partners with famed banjo builder S.S.Stewart in the April of 1898 and took control of the company when Stewart died a few months later. This mandolin was made after the death of Stewart but it still has the B&S (Bauer and Stewart) stamp on the back of the headstock. This mandolin also bears the Monogram stamp, marking is a student grade instrument. This mandolin is in excellent condition and has survived the last century quite well. The tuning machines are original but we did have to replace the tailpiece. There is a very small crack in the top next to the pickguard on the treble side. (see photo #10). This is a fine sounding, well playing bowlback mandolin

stock no. 51752

ModelMonogram Mandolin
Serial No23068