Mandolin #444

Genuine vintage character that would compliment any of the older F or A style mandolins and simply melt into the personality of a visually distressed instrument. This one has my “Diamond in the Rough” leather insignia above the headstock/scroll loop, which signifies absolutely nothing.

$85.00 Plus Shipping


Status Available
Shoulder Piece Size No shoulder piece.
Strap Style Cinch strap
Strap Width 1 1/4"
Strap Leather This is a latigo leather cinch strap that likely had a rough life and probably an abusive one. After a lot of work, I brought it back from the dead to a floppy soft condition. I skived the thickness to a heavy 1/8”, dressed and burnished the edges and slicked the backside. The strap can be rolled into a 4” diameter coil and easily stashed in the case compartment.
Strap Distressed Level High. Some checking, some wrinkles, nothing serious. The leather is quite old but in great shape.
Strap Notables One end is already set up with an adjustable (an inch or two) headstock or scroll loop attachment that could also be removed and slipped under a fret extension if needed. The matching vintage leather loop is 1/2” wide and skived thin enough to fit around a tight scroll if necessary. The other end will get the end buttonhole or multiple buttonholes punched in at the buyer’s specified length.