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(B5) Vergilio Lima 10-string Bandolim, 2013

(B5) Vergilio Lima 10-string Bandolim, 2013

Regular price $2,000.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,000.00 USD
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Vergilio Lima apprenticed long ago with the great Shiguemitsu Suguiyama. He was the first luthier to build a 10-string bandolim for, and at the suggestion of, Hamilton de Holanda who has since gone on to become the instrument's most celebrated player. This bandolim belonged to another young virtuoso from Brasilia, Tiago Tunes. It has a strong attack and a rich, full tone. The affordable price reflects something we share below: that as a player's instrument, this instrument shows signs of use...but none of abuse. 

Top: European Spruce
Back & sides: Flamed Maple
Neck: Cedro Rosa (Cedar)
Fingerboard: Brazilian rosewood
Nut: bone
Bridge: bone
Scale length: 350mm
Nut width: 44mm
Body depth: 63mm
Widest body width: 311mm
Finish: shellac (original and worn)
Tuners: import
Pickup: yes
Case: padded soft case
Strings: Dinâmico São Paulo bandolim (bronze) 010
Recent Work: setup
Notes: This bandolim was owned and obviously played a great deal by the young, Brasilia-based virtuoso bandolinist, Tiago Tunes.
Condition: Good. The instrument shows signs of use, but not abuse. This is most visible in two spots, both visible in the photos here: 1. where the player's right arm came in contact with the bandolim, next to the tailpiece, and 2. where the protective pick-guard ends, just above and adjacent to the bridge.
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