Concertone Mandolin Circa 1920’s

Background: This mandolin arrived with the top glue separating, as well as the back waffling from lack of braces. The top was also warped from brace separation, where the bridge pressed the top.

Repairs: The back was removed, and much of the top separated from the sides, due to glue failure. Upon inspection two back braces were completely missing. The linings had come loose in places as well as missing a section. New braces and linings were made. All braces and linings were reglued, then the top and back were mounted. Finally a new bridge was made to set the correct string height.