Electric Mandolin

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Description

This mandolin has a rather ukulele-shaped body and only four strings. It can be tuned in fifths, but there is leeway here for other tunings (i.e. ukulele). Its sound is strong and clear with lots of sustain. Bending is easy and inviting, which is unusual on a short scale length.  Ever since hearing Mandolin Ecstasy by the virtuoso Mandolin U. Srinivas, I have been captivated by the magic of small-scale electric instruments and their potential.  Visit the Mandolin U. Srinivas web site for more information about him. I began working on this instrument around the time my daughter was in her mother’s womb, hence the gestational appearance.

Features
  • Neck

    Flamed maple neck

  • Scale length

    14"

  • Fretboard

    Bound rosewood fretboard with pearloid position markers

  • Headstock

    Six-spotted leafhopper inlay on headstock in mother of pearl and copper

  • Body

    Deeply carved basswood body measuring 1-3/8" deep at rim and 3" deep overall, not including the bridge, overall body length of 23" and a width of 6", white binding and sunburst finish

  • Pickups

    Custom-made four pole-piece pickup

  • Bridge

    Rosewood bridge

  • Tailpiece

    Tailpiece sculpted from an aluminum billet

Specimen Electric Mandolin
Specimen Electric Mandolin
Specimen Electric Mandolin
Specimen Electric Mandolin
Specimen Electric Mandolin
Specimen Electric Mandolin