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  1. Re: 1952 Bigsby inspired 5 string Electric Mandolins

    Here's a finshed one, this one now lives in Chicago, l'm starting a new batch soon. Some asked where I got my pickups and what the scale was, scale lenth
    13 7/8, I make all the pickups and custom...
  2. Re: 1952 Bigsby inspired 5 string Electric Mandolins

    Findly getting one put together, took a while to carve out the all the aluminium goodies. Can't wate to play it.
  3. Re: 1952 Bigsby inspired 5 string Electric Mandolins

    Here's a few photos of the painting.
  4. Re: 1952 Bigsby inspired 5 string Electric Mandolins

    L171482
    Sprayed sealer today on all 5 of the instruments I'm building.One of my mandolins is sold, one is still available, stay tuned for more photos.
  5. Re: 1952 Bigsby inspired 5 string Electric Mandolins

    Well friends, I findly got back out into the shop this weekend, finished up the necks for my Bigsby Tiny Moore style mandolins. Did the mother of pearl inlays, fretting, binding and shaped the backs...
  6. Re: 1952 Bigsby inspired 5 string Electric Mandolins

    Managed to get my 2 necks ruffed out. These are flame maple, ebony fingerboars and black walnut burl head overlays.Going to start doing inlays tonight.
  7. Re: 1952 Bigsby inspired 5 string Electric Mandolins

    Well I managed to get out into the shop, routed the binding slots bound the front and back and sanded both bodies. Picked out a nice piece of 5A flame maple big enough to make 2 necks and a couple...
  8. Re: 1952 Bigsby inspired 5 string Electric Mandolins

    T.K. Smith does beautiful work! I'm a fan. Is that one yours?? I'm going to be offering mine in 3 models, The Standard (most affordable) this is like the 2 I'm building now, solid bound basswood...
  9. 1952 Bigsby inspired 5 string Electric Mandolins

    I think I've caught the Bigsby bug, I've been wanting to build bunches of Tiny Moore style mandolins for a long time, I've tooled up, here's the first 2 bodies I built yesterday, going to saw out...
  10. Re: E.F.Elliott Custom Electric Mandolins, Now Taking Orders!

    Nope,

    I'm doing a Black Paisley mandolin for Brad.:grin:
    Eddy
  11. Re: E.F.Elliott Custom Electric Mandolins, Now Taking Orders!

    Hi Guys,
    Just started 2 Custom Fender Mandocaster style mandos.
    ones going to be Paisley pink and the other Paisely blue.
    I'm working on a bunch of diffrent paisley colored finishes.
    Photos...
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    Re: "Jay Roberts Mandolin Pickups"

    Hey Guys,

    Did anyone find out where Jay Roberts is now, or if he's still living??
    And how many of those Tiny Moore Mandolins did he build ??

    Ed Elliott
  13. Re: E.F.Elliott Custom Electric Mandolins, Now Taking Orders!

    For the time being I'm going to stick to my 2 original designs, my 2 point and my scroll models.
    I'm planning on displaying at the Guitar Show at the end of March in Austin, Texas, I'm going to ...
  14. Re: E.F.Elliott Custom Electric Mandolins, Now Taking Orders!

    Hey Guys,
    Starting a new 8 string e-mando this week, I'll have some photos up soon.
    Eddy
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    "Jay Roberts Mandolin Pickups"

    Hey Guys,

    Can any of you Jay Roberts mando owners tell me what the ohms readings on your pickups are?? And how do they sound? Strong, Weak, Muddy, Twangy, Warm??

    Thanks for your help!

    Eddy
  16. Re: Bigsby/ Jay Roberts: How many made, any out there?

    How many colors did Roberts Mandolins come in? and
    were there any 8 stringers?
    Eddy
  17. Re: E.F.Elliott Custom Electric Mandolins, Now Taking Orders!

    Hey guys,
    Boy, it was hot today here in Oklahoma.
    I was spraying a sunburst and the lacquer was
    drying almost before it reached the mandolin.
    I've got a 4 string mando with a story, all my...
  18. Re: E.F.Elliott Custom Electric Mandolins, Now Taking Orders!

    Hey e-mando Guys and Gays,

    I'm needing some imput. In my new mando line I thinking about building 5 string
    just like Tiny Moores(because I think they look so cool) Made out of 5A Birdseye,...
  19. E.F.Elliott "Custom Scroll" Electric Mando In Concert!

    I found this Vidio on YouTube this morning of one of my Mandolins in Action.
    Check it out!
    Eddy Elliott

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Bplk4CLLdI
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    Re: J.L. Smith (4-String) Still Going Strong!

    Hey John,

    Thats one beautifull little Mandolin! I'm optimistic the economy is going to get better.
    I think most every Mandolinist would rather have a fine handmade insturment than one
    of those...
  21. Re: E.F.Elliott Custom Electric Mandolins, Now Taking Orders!

    Hey delsbrother and Jim Mac Daniel,

    I think Barbara chose the 6-string octive because it was the standard thing on custom
    Mosrite double necks, Barbara's mentor Country Super Picker Joe Maphis'...
  22. Re: E.F.Elliott Custom Electric Mandolins, Now Taking Orders!

    Hey Jim,
    No problem building a Double Neck Guitar with a 4-5 or 8 string Mandolin
    the photo you posted is the guitar my ol' friend Semie Moseley built
    for Barbara Mandrell in 1979. I have a...
  23. Re: E.F.Elliott Custom Electric Mandolins, Now Taking Orders!

    Hey Pete,

    No problems with a weak "E", on request I do offer my pickups with adjustable pole piece
    screws and all my mandos come with a 2 pickup option.

    Cheers!

    Eddy
  24. Re: E.F.Elliott Custom Electric Mandolins, Now Taking Orders!

    Hey Pete, Thanks for your Qustion!
    I've always liked the look of the smooth top P-bass pickup cover on e-mandos. But on P-bass pickups the magnetic field is much to narrow for my liking and with...
  25. Re: E.F.Elliott Custom Electric Mandolins, Now Taking Orders!

    Thanks Guys!
    I really appreciate your comments. I did have tons of photos of my mandos , but when my old computer crashed I lost them all. I did find a photo that Ted Eschiliman took
    of the 2...
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