Catania Carmelo Mandolino Banyo-tipo No. 16, 1952!

This is a 1952 Mandolino Banyo-tipo, made in Sicily by Carmelo of Catania. To find out more about Carmelo, go to: /HTML/sicilia/index.html . T's a whole section devoted to him, and if I ever find one of his guitars, I'll buy it! This one needs one fret, a new head, and the nut reglued, along with some TLC, and you'll have a really neat instrument. The workmanship is first-class all the way, from the elegant headstock to the "dog-and-bird" veneer on the back! The label has more info on it, but I can't read it woithout taking everything apart, and I'd rather the winning bidder have that fun. T is no case, but I'll pack it in foam and box it up securely. NO RESERVE! Please direct all questions before you bid to: , I'll answer within 24 hours. I don't end auctions early, so if you get a "Buy-It-Now" offer from anyone claiming to be the owner of this item, please report it to ebay, because it would be a scam! Winner pays actual shipping and insurance costs, TBD when I know w you are. PayPal (confirmed addresses only), Cashier's Check, Money Order, and Personal Check are all OK for payment, and I wait the appropriate amount of time for them to clear before shipping. If you have ANY negative feedback for non-payment or if you have hidden feedback, please do not bid, as I will cancel your bid. Please do not bid if you cannot abide by

NOTE: I will ship to destinations other than the USA, I just can't get the listing to show that for some reason. International bidders are welcome, and the winning bidder pays the actual shipping cost and insurance.

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