Antique Bell Brand Mandolin Old 8 String AcousticUp for your bidding consideration is this Bell Brand Mandolin. This mandolin is marked on the metal tail piece "BELL BRAND PATENTED N.M.S. Co." The neck is straight with no cracks in the wood. The head stock is in good condition. All of the tuning pegs are t One tuning peg appears to be slightly bent downward. I don't know if this will affect anything and if it can be placed back into position. The fret board has some scratches and wear in the wood from use. T are a few frets missing. T are three marker dots that appear to be mother of pearl. The soundboard has a crack in the wood that measures about 4" long. It starts at the side of the sound hole and down the wood. T is some warping of the wood in the area w the crack starts. The binding around the sound hole is damaged at the crack. The binding along the outside edges is in very good condition. The backside of the body has some thin cracks in the wood and scratches from use. The sides of the body are in very good condition with no cracks. The bridge has come off the sound board but can be put back on. After the needed restorations this will once again be a beautiful musical piece! Check out my other items ! All of your items are packed carefully and shipped promptly. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Thanks for looking and have a great day/night! Be sure to add me to your favorites list !