German / Czech Portuguese-style mandolin made in Schonbach probably around 1940’s
Schonbach was the region where many pre-war instruments were made including Hofner, Framus, Klira …
With Plate seller label : Waassenar’s Muziekandel, Hoorn (‘Netherlands)
Spruce top, maple back and sides.
Curved sides back, “Portuguese” style
Very beautiful rose hole marketed.
Vibrant instrument with warm sound, modern fretboard, semi-concert
The instrument has some signs of wear and tear, 3 cracks restored on the table (see photos) but is in good condition given its age.
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