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    Hello All,
    Recently I have been getting into building and repair of mandolins and guitars, both acoustic and electric. I have come across eletric mandolin kits and was wondering if anyone has tried on of these, or if they even still exsit. I have found a site that carries them a while back, but never got a confirmation if they still do. I hae emailed them but no luck. I assume its made by saga, and if so could I guess I could get it through any saga dealer? Anyway thanks for you time and you can check out the kit I mean at this link... http://www.onlineguitar.com/index.php?id=479 just scroll down and you will see it. Thanks

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    Online guitar has been out of stock on these for quite some time, according to a customer service rep. I suspect they are no longer made.

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    You can get an updated version of that from international violin, but I have known several people that have been less than pleased with them. There really isn't much to building an electric from scratch. I would suggest getting the Hiscock book on building an electric guitar. Everything you need to know is in there from initial design and layout to finishing.

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    This is the IV electric kit. It is the only one I know of. I wasn't terribly thrilled with the kit but I did manage to build a fairly nice mandolin from it.

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    Cool: it looks like one of the updates includes an electric guitar-style bridge.



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    Thanks Everyone, I kinda thought that online guitar was out. I will look into the IV kit as well as building from scratch which was my future plans. I wanted to use this to get my feet wet with an electric mando and its construction. Thanks everyone and ill make sure to post some photos of with any updates.
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