Here's a simple but grand-sounding Stella I sold over the holidays last year. It's got a spruce top, rosewood bowl, a fun flowery-decal pickguard, and ebony fretboard. Played nicely, too, with all-original hardware.
Deep aged-in cedary-colored top. As you can see from where the bridge used to be (in its improper resting place) the top has sun-soaked in over about 100 years.
Interesting, simple headstock. Bakelite knobs, brass tuner shafts and plates, ebony nut.
MOP dots on the board.
Simple half-oval tailpiece.
Captain! Rosewood sighted! Indeed.
Tuners -- with "riveted" style gears: no screws to go wacky on these. This also dates the mandolin as earlier rather than 1920s and up.
Here's the simply way-cool label inside.
No binding on this mando, but plenty of tone.