Bruno Mandolin with original leather case. 4 1/2 with fancy inlays and inlaid metal plates on the headstock. Made in New York, USA! The closest I come to dating this model is in the 1917 catalog, page 18 on the vintaxe website. This guy is 100 years old!
What craftsmanship back then, with quality woods, fancy inlays etc. 15 ribs on the bowl back side. I see plenty of repaired cracks from long ago, and the tuner buttons are failing. Fix it up and/or play it as is. Despite the "aged" condition it's amazing how nice the string height is still, quite playable.
Instead of trying to describe this with words you really need to study the clear close up pictures and super size them to really decide on overall condition. Policy: VF's policy, your complete satisfaction!!
Thanks for looking & come again soon! The item "Vintage 1917 C Bruno Mandolin Model No. 4 1/2 with original Leather Case 15 Ribs" is in sale since Monday, July 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Folk & World\Mandolins". The seller is "vintage-flip" and is located in Seattle, Washington.This item can be shipped to United States.