Mandolin #454

A seriously distressed relic looking to hook up with something noticeably aged and play-worn. Suitable for daily use on your Lloyd Loar or adding some authentic bling to grandpa’s old potato bug that hangs in your mancave.

$95.00 Plus Shipping


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Shoulder Piece Size 8 1/2” long by 1 1/2" wide, tapering to 1 1/4" on the tail.
Shoulder Piece Leather Old and butter soft, dark oil harness leather.
Shoulder Piece Stitching None, other than the triple stitched strap guide.
Shoulder Piece Distressed Level High. Surface and finish wear.
Shoulder Piece Notables The curved shape and rounded ends were hand shaped and the edge was dressed and burnished the full perimeter. The curve favors the left shoulder of a right handed player. The matching leather strap guide keeps the rein strap centered on the curved shoulder piece. Lined with new suede leather on the bottom.
Strap Style Western Rein
Strap Width 1/2"
Strap Leather Beautiful butter soft and well aged harness leather. Skived appropriately thinner for a mandolin and slicked smooth on the back side. All edges dressed and burnished.
Strap Distressed Level Definitely high. Surface wrinkles, surface checking, a few nicks, age darkened and rock solid.
Strap Notables Includes a set-up to the buyer’s specs for length and attachment points. There are 3 small, original holes in the rein strap that you can see in the photo. Depending upon the length, they may or may not be trimmed off for your set-up.