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Jul-27-2005, 6:54pm
I just got this, and i know nothing about it. The sticker says Tres Pinos, its probably mexican. anything you can tell me? (it has strings now) It also came with an #ernie ball strap and a hardshell case ($30 garage sale)

Jul-27-2005, 6:56pm
sorry, i didn't post the pic

Jul-27-2005, 7:37pm
Welcome Aron, nice mando. I learned guitar on a Sears guitar that had to have a curtain hook slid under the extension on the neck to make it playable, I'm sure this is light years better than that! Plus it was only 30 bucks, nice find.

Jul-27-2005, 7:48pm
Nice. Looks a bit like a Lonestar. Have fun and welcome to the Mando Cafe community!


Jul-28-2005, 6:31pm
Congrats on your purchase. hope you find as much joy in playing the mandolin as the rest of us.

Jul-29-2005, 3:50pm
#hope you find as much joy in playing the mandolin as the rest of us.
ha, if he found half as much joy in playing the mandolin as the rest of us, he'll be borderline insane!!! oh... maybe thats just me http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Apr-13-2010, 4:03pm
Hello, I'm new here and I recently bought what appears to be the same or similar Tres Pinos mandolin for $50 off of craigslist, I've been really satisfied with it but I'm wondering if anybody knows anything about the brand or how much they are actually worth?
Mine has the Made in Mexico seal on the back of the neck and the year on it is 1992.
Here's some pics of mine:




Pete Hicks
Apr-14-2010, 1:55pm
Tres Pinos is a company in Mexico City. I have a Tres Pinos (Selva Negra) Requinto guitar that is lovely. They make great guitars, not sure about their mandos.

Willy HutcH
Dec-11-2018, 10:23am
I bought one of these mandos from a friend of mine. At first glance it looks like a fine instrument, and maybe it is. But the setup is different from my other mandos. First of all, the tail piece is made in such a way that separates the D and A strings about twice as much than the same strings on other mandos. Maybe this the Mexican setup.. I really don't know..... 2nd., what is the purpose of the 1/2 fret at the top of the neck?....3rd, the bridge/string gap is also wider between each string, making it more difficult to play, (unless one has really fat fingers).....and 4th, the action is really high, and the only way to lower it, is to shave off the bottom of the bridge, (which is not that difficult). I've researched these mandos, but to no avail. If anyone can help with some info., that would be great. Thanks, Willy HuTcH