During the eighteenth century in Italy what constituted a mandolin differed in shape and tuning by geographical area, and many variants are now almost forgotten.
The ‘mandolino alla genovese’ or Genoese mandolin is just one of the Italian eighteen century mandolins, with constructional features that distinguish it from the other models widespread in Italy.
Click on the link below to read my last blogpost on the AMIS website:
Il mandolino alla genovese, marchi a fuoco e strumenti superstiti – Federico Filippi Prévost de Bord, Il Paganini, n.6 2020, pp.26-37:
La Scola del Leutino, o sia Mandolino alla Genovese – Federico Filippi Prévost de Bord, Il Paganini, n.5 2019, pp.50-64: