Pietro Lippi Mandolin
Up for consideration * SOLD * is a 1765 Pietro Lippi Neopolitan mandolin in good condition. This is a spruce top mandolin, with solid fruitwood back and sides, with a signed label reading "Pietro Lippi, Napolitana fece Marseglia, 1765." Pierto Lippi is known for both mandolins and string basses, and a Lippi mandolin of the exact same year of 1765 is in the permanent collection of the Berlin Musical Instrument Museum!!! Here is a very rare opportunity to own an important museum-quality Neopolitan mandolin, either for adding to an existing collection, starting a new collection, or for restoration back to playing condition.
HI -RES PHOTOS:
HERE for 1270 DPI Hi-Res photos of this Pietro Lippi mandolin, and HERE is some additional on Pietro Lippi. Here is info on the permenant collection of the Berlin Musical Instrument Museum [ 1 ]
1765 PIETRO LIPPI FEATURES
* Playable condition
* Signed Label
* Historically important mandolin
* Spruce top w/ black wood inlay
* Rosette: bone / black wood
* rosewood pick guard w/bone and black wood inlay
* Bowl Back w/19 fluted fruitwood ribs, interspersed with black inlay
* 10 Metal Frets on Neck
* 4 Black Wood frets on Soundboard
* Baroque-Style Headstock
* 8 Black Wood Tuning Pegs
(some not original)
* Scalloped Bone Nut
* Bone/Rosewood Bridge
* Made in France
PIETRO LIPPI SPECS
* Total Length: 56.5 CM
* Body Width 17.5 CM
* Overall Depth 13 CM
* Scale Length: 32.5 CM
* Nut: 2.7 CM
PIETRO LIPPI CONDITION
The mandolin is in good overall condition, and would need some repair/shoring up, to bring it back to a stable, playing condition. There are some signs of an earlier repair in the lower middle, and some varnish damage. The inside of the bowl is covered with parchment, the neck is straight, the headstock is laminated with rosewood and inlaid with black wood and bone. There is a crack in the middle of the top from the pickguard/scratch plate to the rim.
This 1765 Lippi mandolin is a great piece either to start/add to an instrument collection or to restore as a historical instrument back to playing condition. Also, now is a very opportune time to be buying historical mandolins, as the prices have dropped down over the last several years, and are now back down to levels not seen since a few decades ago!!!
SHIPPING & TERMS
USA shipping is $35.00 via FedEx Ground, with tracking, Insurance
and Signature Confirmation. Satisfaction Guaranteed, with a 3-day
return, buyer pays shipping, so please ask questions first. This auction is for a 1765 Pietro Lippi mandolin. No carrying case or any accessories are included.
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