It has a well carved bridge and inlaid purfling with an attractive edging of fruitwood. There are a couple of hairline cracks, around the back edge by the tailpiece, which often occur along the grain as the wood dries over a century, but they are sound, with no movement, and primarily cosmetic. It has strong, bright tone and good volume, with the action at the twelfth fret a very comfortable and playable 92 thousandths of an inch, or 2.3mm.
Ireland would incur a sur-charge from the couriers. The item "Very Fine Antique Flatback Mandolin. 1920's" is in sale since Sunday, December 20, 2020.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\String\Folk & World\Mandolins". The seller is "artisan19630" and is located in bristol, Gloucestershire. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.