Luthier: Mario Casella (Catania, Sicily), c. 1915

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An 'early romantic' style instrument,
Franšois RenÚ Lacote design, Paris, 1862;
African mahogany sides, German spruce top,
Cremona blood finish with French polish,
Custom Flight Case: Calton Cases


 

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Buffalo horn from the Great Plains with abalone dots,
Gordon Orth (d. 2009), Wheat Farmer and Craftsman,
Saint Francis, Kansas - we will miss you.



 

Signed Label, Sotto c'Ŕ scritto:

signed label


Marca depositata del DISEIOTTA
MARIO CASELLA
ditta fratelli M&C CATANIA (Sicilia)
Fabbrica numero 30-31
Piazza Carlo Alberto 32 Stabile Proprio
SpecialitÓ Mandolini, Chitarre, Violini e Contrabbassi.
Esposizione Mondiale

Translation:

Registered trademark of DISEIOTTA
MARIO CASELLA
Brothers firm M & C CATANIA (Sicily)
Factory number 30-31
Piazza Carlo Alberto 32 STORAGE (owner's stable?)
Specialty Mandolin, Guitars, Violins, and Contrabass
World Exhibition



 

Top Insignia

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Guild Emblem - Catania

     guild emblem


 

Ephemera - Fratelli Casella

      guild emblem

source: Liuteria Amendola Rocco


 

Site of Mario Casella's Shop - Piazza Carlo Alberto, Catania

       original shop

photo by Alessandro Borrini


 

Additional Resources

The Early Romantic Guitar

Calton Flight Cases