Rare Vintage 1920’s Wurlitzer A Style Koa Mandolin Natural Finish


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What makes this guitar special: You certainly won’t find another one of these anywhere. These ‘20s Wurlitzer models are all seemingly built to different spec, with different wood variations and appointments. This ornate piece is extremely well ordained and exudes premium quality. It has aged very nicely, with the shellac finish checking in a manner that resembles broken glass-something you really don’t see too often! This piece comes professionally setup by our in-house luthier with fresh strings and low action, ready to play right out of the case.

Cosmetic condition: Outstanding shape for an instrument that is coming up on 100 years old. There are some visible pickwear scratches on the front of the instrument, and one visible scratch on the side underneath the neck joint. Just below that scratch there is a roughly 3x1 area with some unorthodox finish wear. The back of the headstock has a single hole drilled above the D tuners, and some slight separation of the tuning mechanism on the bass side that is purely cosmetic. The back of the body has a very thin, roughly 1" long crack running next to the center. Overall, this piece is in remarkable condition and plays terrific.  

Body: Double bound solid koa back and sides with koa top. Rosewood bridge and floral decorated trapeze tailpiece. Yellow/green abalone purfling and rosette. Lower bout measures 9” across with 3” depth.

Weight: 1 lb, 8.6 oz

Neck: Rounded mahogany neck with double bound rosewood fingerboard and abalone center strip inlay. Headstock features a dark rosewood overlay, and nickel tuner housing with etched rose design and pearl tuning buttons. 1 1/4” nut width, 13 1/2" scale length.

Case: Unoriginal hard shell case included.