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Feb-14-2006, 12:28am
Okay, I took a bit of a different twist on the IV electric mando kit. I wanted a punk rock mando for both Morris Dancing and some Irish music. The Morris demanded a Union Jack, but the Irish demanded that I shoot it full of holes. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

The bullet holes are actually those decals for your car. I cut the neck into the shattered look, painted the whole thing blue, and laminated a printout of the Union Jack onto the body and the pick guard.

It still needs a little setup, but it sure looks cool!


Feb-14-2006, 3:51am
That looks cool as !

Bret Roberts
Feb-14-2006, 6:14am
I think you have set the bar, for the IV electric kit, very high. That looks GREAT. Thanks for the photo.

Feb-14-2006, 7:39am
Rule Britannia!

Feb-14-2006, 8:21am
Erin go Braugh! That looks awesome. Congrats. Did you do anything with the back?

God Save the Queen... J. Rotten

Feb-14-2006, 9:35am

Feb-14-2006, 9:55am
We mean it maaaan!

Feb-14-2006, 1:11pm
White Riot...I want a riot...White Riot...a Riot of my own!

Professor PT
Feb-14-2006, 3:42pm
Cool! How much is the electric kit? What do you have to do to it? Just bolt on the neck and finish it? My Telecaster would love a little brother like that.

Feb-14-2006, 4:36pm
The kits are $125 from International Violin (although we are told that they are on order for now) and very easy to build. Set up is a little harder, but not much. I used a bone nut and lowered the action a little, but out of the box it is a nice instrument.

Feb-14-2006, 4:39pm
Check out This Thread (http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=7;t=31363) for more information.

Feb-17-2006, 11:58am
I would put my woodworking skills at about a 3 on a scale of 1-10, and I found the kit very easy. As for the back, it's the same blue as the neck, headstock and body. I did put a small Union Jack on the back of the headstock, since there was a large blank area where the bullet hole is on the front.

It's really fun to play this thing through my old DOD GS30 multi-effects box - chorus, wah-wah, reverb, delay, doubling, etc. Heavy metal celtic mando! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

My wife is just glad I have decent headphones.

In actuality, I'm thinking of buying a small headphone amp and using the electric to learn tunes at work during my lunch hour.

Rock on,


Feb-17-2006, 12:50pm
Check out the band Tempest. Celtic Norwegian hard rock. Tempest Website (http://www.tempestmusic.com/)

Double Neck e-mando/dola