Angara and D'Isanto.

An interesting Vinaccia copy - built by a student of Vinaccia's - brought to me for repair. The photos show the before, during and after stages of repair. See also this mandolincafe message thread.

From Angara and D'Isanto

A second Angara superficially the same as the one above, but with a much narrower fretboard (27 vs 32mm nut). The metal top-protector where the tailpiece would be may or may not be an original feature: it's just held on by the strings so could easily be lost over time.

And a third Angara, also a plain instrument, but again fine sounding: