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D’Aquisto Archtop Mandolin, 1971
This mandolin, serial number 101, was the first of only three mandos D’Aquisto built in his career. It features spruce, maple, ebony, and mother-of-pearl, and was never finished by D’Aquisto himself—it cracked during the building process and was finished after his death. It was restored by John Monteleone in 2008 to resemble D’Aquisto’s other two mandolins.