Beast is now sold

Beast is a 1985 Octave Mandolin by Pasquale Pecoraro in the style of the Embergher 5b Mandolin although it is dated internally as 1983

Ali wrote a number of pieces for beast including Mount Fuji and also played pieces specifically written for Ali and Beast

Scale 483mm. Length 800 Width 268mm.

The body of 36 fluted Maple ribs; the table is edged with black and white stringing and finished with an ivorine edge; The rosette of ivorine set in black mastic and edged with black and white stringing; the soundhole edged with ivorine; the scratchplate of tortoiseshell with ivory scrolls; the fingerboard of ebony with 29 frets under E Strings; removable tail piece.

The Label has the following information:

Liuteria Classica Romana
Pasquale Pecoraro
Allievo Embergher

Specialita per Concertisti

The instrument is signed in pencil internally on the left hand side of the bowl with Pasquale Pecoraro ROMA 1983
The instrument also has 1983 written in pencil on the end of the neck inside the bowl

Listen to Ali playing 'Differentias' by Victor Kioulaphides on Beast

Beast is for sale with offers over 4,000GBP.

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