MANDOLIN FRATELLI CALACE1898
Neapolitan mandoline by Fratelli CALACE made in Napoli (Italy) in 1898.
Table of spruce and soundhole edged by black and white, and rosewood stringing.
Rosewood touchpiece, 17 frets, mother of pearl dots.
Back of 17 maple ribs divided by ebony stringing.
Neck and head veneered of rosewood.
Brass machine head with bone buttons.
First label :
Via Quercia 5 e 6
Second label :
FRATRES CALACE - NEAPOLI
(signed Flli Calace)
Third label :
MANDOLINES - MUSIQUE
7 e, RUE BEAUVAU, 7 e, MARSEILLE
8, Rue du Jeune Anacharsis, 8
Total length : 620 mm.
Width of the body : 250 mm.
The famous workshop FRATELLI CALACE has been founded in1876 by Nicola CALACE (Napoli 1859 - USA 1924) and Raffaele CALACE (Napoli 1863 - Naploi 1934) , Antonio CALACE 's sons