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Electric mandolin

Post by onthebandwagon » Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:35 pm

Any tips or recommendations on purchasing an electric mandolin?
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Re: Electric mandolin

Post by Just me » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:42 am

Buy a good mandolin and put a Barcus Berry pick up on it.
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Re: Electric mandolin

Post by Minimoog56 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:46 pm

Fender 4 string electro mando.check out Abercrombie on Sargasso Sea.
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Re: Electric mandolin

Post by onthebandwagon » Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:01 pm

Minimoog56 wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:46 pm
Fender 4 string electro mando.check out Abercrombie on Sargasso Sea.
Sadly, the reissue is really hard to find at a reasonable price, it certainly is a really cool looking mando.
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Re: Electric mandolin

Post by deke » Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:21 pm

I have no advice on what’s out there, but I just had to post. I have an old 1960s or possibly late 50s Kay A body electric mandolin that belonged to my grandfather. It was very difficult to play, but I had a great luthier reset the neck, refret and new tuners about 15 years ago and it still plays great. Sounds great in my 1979 Princeton Reverb. I see them out there now and again for about 3-400 bucks.

You might give Elderly Instruments in Lansing Michigan a call. An amazing store that on any day has 50 or more mandolins. If you ever have the chance to go there, do it. I used to take vacation days just to go there. On topic they might have the best advice on an electric unit and pickups or electrifying an instrument.

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