I was told, before I ever saw this mandolin, that it belonged to the grandfather of the man who was looking to have it repaired. There was a birthday coming and a repaired and playable mandolin was to be the gift. While Harmony Monterey’s were not expensive models, they did have some charm. This one still had charm, but age and a few serious encounters had left it in rugged shape as you can see. It’s a great pleasure to me to return a family instrument to its owner in good, playable condition. I hope this one makes it back to its owner, but if it doesn’t get back to granddad it will be lovingly in the hands of the grandson.