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    A Big Headed Tele-styled eMando Amazing quilt figure!

    Or how 'bout:

    A (left handed?) eDomra Dig the Vulcan-green pickups. Freaky!

    Whoops, neither of these are 4-5 stringed.. sorry.




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    Oh, they both have 5 strings (and 3 extra).

    Barry Ford, who built the Tele-thingy, is also the builder of the infamous F-style mandobass.
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    Gotta wonder if that Soviet beast is a state factory product or was made by some individual craftsman. If it's the latter it might be a perfectly decent instrument. Gotta wonder if communist state factories ever made e-mandos... anyone know?
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    those pickups look like the pickups i've seen on a lot of old soviet guitars. usually, the insert is red, not green. it really looks "factory original" to me. if there was a shot of the back, you could tell for sure, as most of those soviet-made electrics have a large metal plate on the back with russian printing.
    good luck bidding on it, and let us know if it plays in tune... john
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    The back:



    I emailed the seller asking if it was really left handed, and she responded, "No, look at the strings!"

    So I did... and yeah, it's seems to be strung up righty.. Do domras usually have the majority of the pickguard (and control knobs!?) ABOVE the strings? Weird.


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    I'd guess it's a lefty strung like a righty.

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    Can only report that I have a photo of a Russian e-mando just like this one over at emando.com, on the No Names page -- and it too has the control knobs on the bass side. Same goes for a photo of a third such instrument that I have collected but not posted.

    I think the odds are in favor of the instruments' having been designed that way, ill advised as it might seem.



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    Flying V by Dario Tucciarelli on eBay

    Yum yum... wanna be the Randy Rhoads of the mandolin? (or heck, the Albert King of the mandolin?)
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    I understand now why it's important to have a job that would leave me with a great deal of disposable income. It's so that I would be able to purchase mandolins like that one. Waaaaaant. I could even keep it in a closet until it came time for photo shoots and still be happy ;)

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    Regarding that lovely Domra creation, putting the controls above the strings isn't ill advised when you consider Hendrix played strats 'upside down'.
    Jimi hendrix could have had any instrument in the world, but he specifically wanted the controls above the strings because he found them easier to use like that.
    To get access to the full on Hendrix vibe in this dep't you would need to have the pot's wired anti clockwise.
    Anyway, has anyone ever seen an electric mandolin with a whammy bar?That coud really wind up the traditionalists!
    Rock on emando fans everywhere!
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    Speaking of Jimi ...

    http://jimi1970.homestead.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by (London Al @ May 20 2004, 06:44)
    Anyway, has anyone ever seen an electric mandolin with a whammy bar?
    Why yes, I have...There are a few such beasts at emando.com.
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    That Breadwinner looks pretty nice and very ready to swoop through the air. Good thing I play left-handed and it has a scroll or I'd be tempted.

    Here's a 4-string beast with a 28" scale - definite emandocello potential:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....me=WDVW
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    Nah. I've already started making my Mandowinner... here's the roughed out body shape:



    Ignore the neck.... I'm making a faux Ovation neck from jarrah to see just how stable it'll be with no truss-rod or stiffener.
    Rob - Jupiter Creek Music - Australia

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    Rob... COOOOOL! Are you going to have all the freaky switching that came on Breadwinners too? What scale is it gonna be? 4, 5, or 8 strings?

    I first got into these when I started listening to Rage Against the Machine; Tom Morello played a couple.. Talk about a face only a mother could love..

    Here's a Breadwinner Fanpage!


    PS Peter... Stop that. You're breaking my heart.

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    Hi delsbrother

    No notch filters for this one! I actually had a white Breadwinner back in the seventies (I had the clothes and hair to go with it too!) and always got oh so confused with the switches. It was my first "name brand" guitar... odd shape but very comfy to play.

    This little thing will just have a push/push volume/tone knob and half a P-bass pickup, 4 strings and standard 353mm mando scale. I found a set of Gotoh mini tuners for a 12 string a while back at about half the usual price (they were NOS) so I've already drilled and reamed the headstock for them. I'm usually not into blatant ripoffs of other peoples' designs, but this thread and another one on the MIMF got me thinking about the Breadwinner shape, and a friend desperately want a mando in Flying-V style so they're my two current projects.
    Rob - Jupiter Creek Music - Australia

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    Hi delsbrother
    re the "its a breadwinner" link, I've just nearly fallen off my chair!
    I own one of those things! I bought it in 1992, its done hundreds of gigs had gallons of alcohol poured over it , and I'm so happy to find out the guy who made it is still doin them.If anyone has a query about them I'll be only too happy to talk about the instrument.
    Mines black by the way.
    Rock on Brit mandolins!
    Al on the island

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    TreeFrogs were made by Steve Cloutier of Minnesota. He's been inactive as a luthier for 6 or 7 years, so these instruments are not easy to find. That's the first one I've seen with the Baggs EQ in the front of it.

    True or false: TreeFrogs are pictured on emando.com more than any other brand of electric mandolin...
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    Quote Originally Posted by (mrmando @ June 11 2004, 12:30)
    True or false: TreeFrogs are pictured on emando.com more than any other brand of electric mandolin...
    They're number one with a BULLET!

    What do I win?

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    You win a copy of the first "Tekno Mando" sampler CD on Nonesuch Records...
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    Here be the latest.
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    anyone got the skinny on this one?

    It looks like something the Wicked Witch of the West might have played.

    Can't find anything on the Web about "Bob Brain."
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    Well, it's butt-ugly, if that helps! What is it with English emandoluthiers and really, really, really long headstocks?

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