Nice one-piece birdseye maple back on this asymmetrical-points Washburn Style A, and thanks to a recent refret by Gryphon it plays as good as it looks. Besides the refret, there's been a very neat repair to the pickguard by our own Frank Ford, who also repaired the tip of the headstock scroll on the bass side. Nice repair to a short 2 inch hairline crack to the back that's now rather hard to see. There's also an old repair to a crack to the bass side which shows here as a light streak in the finish. Original tailpiece with all 8 tabs intact, original tuners work smoothly. The name "ANDRINI" is written across the top of the paper label, we assume that was the name of the original owner, who has to be credited with scribing his name as neatly as he did through the soundhole. There are assorted nicks and dings to the top, plus a fair amount of finish wear to the back of the neck, but it's all what we would classify as "honest wear." This mandolin definitely got played and we're assuming the great tone and playability will inspire its next owner as well. Period hardshell case that's a good fit, probably the original.

stock no. 31122

ModelStyle A Mandolin, asymmetrical points
TopCarved Adirondack spruce
Back and sidescarved curly Eastern maple
Frets to body10
Nut width1 1/8"
Scale length13"
Bridge materialebony
Fretboard Materialebony
Neck materialmahogany
Neck profilerounded V
Electronicsnone
Total frets24
Tunersoriginal
Finishvarnish
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No2201
Bindingblack celluloid