This is a genuine Scandalli 'Butterfly' model from the 1940's. Very few of these were ever imported to Britain.It was extensively used back then but has not been played properly for many years. The instrument has been kept in its purpose made hard carrying case, so has not gathered dust and everything still works well. It will require tuning. Due to the size and weight of the item it must be collected by the buyer. Cash payment on collection is acceptable.