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Vintage 2-point archtop bluegrass mandolin EPIPHONE BG-50 made in Japan / 1970's
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Nov 06, 2011 07:19:19 PST
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US $510.00
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Deutschland, Germany


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Last updated on  Oct 30, 2011 06:55:30 PDT  View all revisions

Have a look at this excellent vintage archtop mandolin model BG-50 made in Japan by EPIPHONE back in the late 1970's. SN 76834.

Fullsize 2-point double cutaway body, fine solid spruce top, solid maple sides and back. Glossy violin sunburst finish, cream celluloid bindings around the edges. Note the F-5 style headstock and the oval soundhole.

The overall length is 41.35" (70cm), Scale 23.8" (35.5cm),

neck width 28 mm at the nut and 38 mm at the 12th fret.

The body is 10" (25.5cm) wide, 13" (33cm) long and 2" (5cm) deep.

 Slim D-shaped maple neck. Rosewood fretboard with 26 frets and MOP dot fret markers. Compensated ebony bridge with thumbwheel heigth adjustment. Nickel-brass tailpiece with engravings, tortoise pickguard.

An excellent instrument. Very loud and powerful balanced resonant tone with fine harmonics and good sustain, also good chop for bluegrass music.

Perfect straight neck with low action: app.2mm at the 12th fret.

Although almost 40 years old the instrument is in excellent condition. Only few small dings and tiny scratches in the finish are present.

- see pictures for details.

The mandolin comes in a hard foam case as shown on the photo.

An excellent sounding instrument for players as well as for collectors
- sold 'AS IS' !

 The item is located in Germany, the shipping costs

for uninsured economy service are:

- Worldwide:    US$ 58

-USA / Canada:  US$ 50

- Within EU-zone 1:  17 Euro

 Check out my other items!

On Oct-30-11 at 06:55:30 PDT, seller added the following information:

Unfortunately an error has crept in - the correct dimensions are:

The overall length is 27.5" (70cm), Scale 14" (35.5cm),

neck width 28 mm at the nut and 38 mm at the 12th fret.

The body is 10" (25.5cm) wide, 13" (33cm) long and 2" (5cm) deep.

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