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    I've just been browsing the Soares'y site and Ebay shop looking at their acoustic tenor guitars, when I noticed that they sell a rather nifty item: a custom-made four-pole P90 here. I would think this should also work just fine in an e-mando, as an alternative to hot rails or lipstick pickups, or to boutique 4-poles.

    As an aside, they also sell Tele-styled four-string solid body tenor guitars, which at a scale of 22.4" you can just as well call electric OMs. See here.

    Disclaimer: I've never played or even seen any of their instruments, and have no idea if they're any good.

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    Those things look really, really cool. I'm tempted to buy one and see how it goes from there. I love the idea of playing Neil Young tunes on a tenor with some real snotty P90's!

    Does anyone have any experience with these?

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    I don't think their Tele tenors actually have the P90 in them -- on the photos that looks like a slim Fender-style pickup cover, not wide enough to have a P90 underneath. Of course, you could swap out -- ask Mike Soares, apparently he's really approachable. Given their normal price point, I wouldn't think they break the bank, either.

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    ETG 150's do, the arch top F hole tenor guitar cousin in the Gibson Family with the EM 150 mandolins.

    winning a pickup on Ebay is no way to fill a build order, though

    wonder where the black plastic cover comes from ?
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    Regarding the Tele tenors: 3 left, 2 peach, 1 blue: $400, info as per Mike Soars as at the time of this post.

    Oh, & he also said that they were made by Gibson of China '' & no longer being produced. Now were I to aver that Gibson manufactured tenor teles I have this strange intuition I would be rapidly shot down in flames!



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    I am unable to contact this company. Does anyone have a phone number? When I hit contact us " on their web site, nothing happens.
    Chief. Way up North. Gibson 1917 A model with pickup. JL Smith 5 string electric. 1929 National Triolian resonator mandolin with pickup. National RM 1 with pickup. Ovation Applause. Fender FM- 60 E 5 string electric (with juiced pickups). 1950's Gibson EM-200 electric mandolin. 1954 Gibson EM-150 electric mandolin. Custom made "Jett Pink" 5 string electric- Bo Diddley slab style. Jay Roberts Tiny Moore model 5 string electric.

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    The company I'm referring to in the previous post is Soares"y, if that wasn't clear. Thanks in advance.
    Chief. Way up North. Gibson 1917 A model with pickup. JL Smith 5 string electric. 1929 National Triolian resonator mandolin with pickup. National RM 1 with pickup. Ovation Applause. Fender FM- 60 E 5 string electric (with juiced pickups). 1950's Gibson EM-200 electric mandolin. 1954 Gibson EM-150 electric mandolin. Custom made "Jett Pink" 5 string electric- Bo Diddley slab style. Jay Roberts Tiny Moore model 5 string electric.

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    The "contact" button links directly to their e-mail address, which is "soaresyguitars@hotmail.com". Alternatively, you should be able to contact them through the Ebay auction linked above.

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    Have now been able to contact Soares'y company. I couldn't do it at work, but the contact worked at home fine, and I've already heard back from Mike Soares.
    Chief. Way up North. Gibson 1917 A model with pickup. JL Smith 5 string electric. 1929 National Triolian resonator mandolin with pickup. National RM 1 with pickup. Ovation Applause. Fender FM- 60 E 5 string electric (with juiced pickups). 1950's Gibson EM-200 electric mandolin. 1954 Gibson EM-150 electric mandolin. Custom made "Jett Pink" 5 string electric- Bo Diddley slab style. Jay Roberts Tiny Moore model 5 string electric.

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    Make that one peach and one blue left. I bit the bullit and ordered a peach tele tenor from Mike. They were just too cool. For $400, I figured it was worth a gamble, and Mike's good reputation figured into the equation. I'll let you know how it plays and sounds when it comes in.
    Chief. Way up North. Gibson 1917 A model with pickup. JL Smith 5 string electric. 1929 National Triolian resonator mandolin with pickup. National RM 1 with pickup. Ovation Applause. Fender FM- 60 E 5 string electric (with juiced pickups). 1950's Gibson EM-200 electric mandolin. 1954 Gibson EM-150 electric mandolin. Custom made "Jett Pink" 5 string electric- Bo Diddley slab style. Jay Roberts Tiny Moore model 5 string electric.

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    Please submit your review in due course! Importation from the US & my being in the process of acquiring a Risa caused me to back off, but I sure would like to hear how you get on. Interestingly I did not see Soares'y on the e-mando site builders list, but sure that point will be fielded!

    I take back what I earlier posted about Soares'y on the e-mando site: They are listed, but not exactly praised!



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