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Fiddler's Green Music Shop

1988 Monteleone Style B

1988 Monteleone Style B

Regular price $17,500.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $17,500.00 USD

1988 Monteleone Style B in excellent condition. Very minimal signs of prior use that take close scrutiny to notice.

This is an absolutely beautiful instrument in terms of both artistry and tone, as well as being an exceptionally preserved piece of American mandolin history. Over the years we have been fortunate to have several of John Monteleone's mandolins cross our path (as well as several that exist in our community) and this mandolin certainly embodies his beautiful signature sound. Wonderfully crisp and complex with power to be heard in any ensemble of instruments. Perfectly balanced across the tonal spectrum, this is a mandolin that loses absolutely nothing anywhere on the fretboard. The set up and action are "low and easy" and it plays beautifully in all positions with no issues whatsoever. 

To our knowledge this mandolin is all original with the exception of the tuner buttons, which were degrading/cracking and replaced with Waverly pearl buttons. We also believe that this is the only blonde Style B that Monteleone created. It comes housed in its original English made Calton case with a Small Dog case cover that has preserved the case almost as well as the mandolin itself. No trades please. 

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