View Full Version : Converting an electric mini-guitar to octave mando

Mar-25-2004, 10:58pm
Thought others may be interested in my electric mini-guitar to octave mando conversion. When I saw this $99 guitar with a 22-7/8" scale length, it cried out to be converted to an octave mando. The total price comes to a little under $200 and it's a fairly easy project for someone with basic woodworking skills. I have a basic guide that outlines the bare esential information of the conversion process available at: http://www.angelfire.com/music2/construct/page10EOM.html
This is a free hosting site, so it may be necessary to check at different times of the day if you can't get through.
The web page also has some suggestions for some improvements in the instrument as shown here. Scale length takes a little getting used to, but it also opens the door for some of the tunes that sound so good with open strings played with the melody.

Apr-05-2004, 4:07am
Wow! Super!

Where did you buy the guitar for this project?

Apr-05-2004, 7:41am
Great !!! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

I want the same !!!! Can we listen a few the sound, please ?

.....hummm...do you take the guitar here ? http://www.samedaymusic.com/product--BEHGPACK

Apr-06-2004, 6:56am
The suspect in question is a Squier Mini-strat. It's available thru many of the catalog stores like Musician's Friend, etc. Any Fender dealer should have them or be able to get you one. #Sorry, no sound clips! There's also a discussion over in the Builders section. It's probably on the second page by now...
Also, the link you posted is for a full size scale Behringer strat-style guitar. You need the Squier mini-strat because it has a 22-7/8" scale vs. the standard 25-1/2".