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Bluedragon
Mar-21-2009, 3:28pm
Hi everyone, I'm new to the group. My Father and I have built a few mandolins, and I wanted to show our second one. It's a Fender style electric mandolin, made from culry maple and mahogony. We have more planned and one almost completed.

http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=251&pictureid=2048
http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=251&pictureid=2050

joshua collum
Mar-21-2009, 4:24pm
that is sweet. nice looking 5 stringer. I like the electronics cover on the back.

JEStanek
Mar-21-2009, 4:51pm
Cool blue indeed!

Jamie

delsbrother
Mar-21-2009, 8:26pm
Nice! What scale did you use?

mrmando
Mar-21-2009, 11:17pm
Feel free to post a complete description, including all the specifications. Let me know if you'd like a listing over at emando.com.

Ken Olmstead
Mar-22-2009, 12:10am
Very nice! Are you building them to sell or can you not get enough emandos? You would not be alone!! :))

Bluedragon
Mar-22-2009, 2:31am
Thanks everyone for your comments. For the scale length we used a 14.5 with 22 frets. We used banjo frets to help with the playability, but we're not sure if we like them. The electronic cover is made from the back plate, we have a laser engraver, so we where able to cut it from the same piece of wood, so we didn't have to replace it with plastic or another piece of wood.

This mando is up for sale, but we're not sure how much we should ask for it. Any suggestion? My father suffers from MBS, Mandolin building syndrome, and he's running out of room to store them, that's why we're trying to sell them.

Martin I would love a listing on emando.com. I was going to take this one to some other builders and get there opinion on it before I approached you. I will look over you site and come up with a full description for you and some more pictures.

Thanks everyone for your support. :)
Trevor Gnauck

Next one in progress ( I have an obsession with blue)
http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=252&pictureid=2054

Kerry Krishna
Mar-22-2009, 4:23am
Blue, it sure looks terific. You two did a great job and I hope you are prowd of them...KK...

Ken Olmstead
Mar-22-2009, 10:48am
That birdseye top is really sweet!! I also love the sweepy sound hole!

Tell me about the electronic setup.

Daniel Nestlerode
Mar-22-2009, 11:26am
Nice curves on those instruments. I really like the proportions too.
Blue is an excellent color ;)

Daniel

Bluedragon
Mar-22-2009, 12:51pm
The birds eye one is going to have some nice electronics. We have a Demarzio rail pickup and then the bridge will have some piezo saddles. The bend of the two should make for a great sound. The electronics should be be in middle of this week and I can't wait to hear what it sounds like.:mandosmiley:

Next I need to figure out how to record sound clips.

Bluedragon
Mar-27-2009, 5:57pm
Well we finally finished out second mandolin. Not to brag, but it is awesome. We spent a lot of money on the electronics and were they worth it. Dimarzio pickup, and Graph Tech piezo saddles make for an incredible sound.

http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=252&pictureid=2088
http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=252&pictureid=2091

If my Father knew that I was actually going to post this then he would kill me. Good thing I'm a black belt, and can defend myself. He didn't really have a chance practice, so please don't be too hard on his playing. I'm posting this more so you can hear the sound. 1st time it's on magnetic pickup, second piezo, and third blend. I'm afraid that you might not be able to hear the difference between the two, but there is a difference.



Electric Mandolin

Jim MacDaniel
Mar-27-2009, 6:59pm
Very very nice work Trevor. I especially like the body shape and finish on the mini-Strat.