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    Default What do you think? New Gibson emando

    I love it. Just wish I had 5 grand!
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    Ah, the F-Paul! Pretty sweet! There was a prototype at Winter NAMM 2009 IIRC.

    A certain e-mando player friend of mine said he had done some consulting with Gibson around the time the prototype was developed, but it wasn't clear to me whether this instrument is a direct result of those consultations or not.

    I'm guessing Dennis picked this up at NAMM 2010? Does this mean it's in production now?
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    Cool! The NAMM '08 prototype (photo on emando) was a 4-stringer vs. this 8. I wonder if they will offer both, if indeed it's now a production instrument.

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    That's very cool.
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    Default Re: What do you think? New Gibson emando

    Did anyone else find it odd that there was no description whatsoever of the instrument? I would've liked to know some details, and the mando store usually has good info to go along with the pics.
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    It defies description!

    One great thing about Web publishing is that you can go back and add details without having to reprint 12,000 catalogs or whatever.
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    Rather curious .. All the electrics have to be installed thru the pickup hole ,
    have to completely disembowel it if there is any problems with the Pots and so forth..
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    Yeah, no backplate. They don't have to be installed that way, they can be installed when the top is installed on the body, which both look to be maple, but separate pieces. But yeah, it would be awfully hard to change anyhting.

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    Can't think of any one who puts the parts on first, then lacquer is applied, can you?

    I expect some ship-in-a-bottle techniques get used to pull the control knobs into place pre wired,
    thru their mounting holes, once the finish cures.

    the cavity for the pickup is bigger than any of the other parts that have to pass thru it.
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    At the risk of being a contrarian: Am I the only one who isn't really bowled over by this instrument? Admittedly I tend to gravitate away from the electric that look (nearly) just like acoustics, but is it that good and I just don't see it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandroid View Post
    Can't think of any one who puts the parts on first, then lacquer is applied, can you?
    Well, no, but that approach made more sense to me then the ship in the bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taboot View Post
    At the risk of being a contrarian: Am I the only one who isn't really bowled over by this instrument?...
    I'm not either, but then I'm not much of a fan of acoustic F-style mandolins either. I much prefer the two-point design of the classic EM-200 over this one -- but my favorite emando of all time has to be the late 50's Fender Mandocaster (blonde with maple fretboard please ).
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    Default Re: What do you think? New Gibson emando

    the curly maple front is a winner... flowerpot is a cherry on top.

    the mando looks a treat.

    would like to see the input jack wired TRS with some RMC saddle pickups for that would be ace.
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    Looks pretty great, but my heart's set on one of those Rickenbacker-style Tony Revell emandos.
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    Its pretty but how about a bridge that would let you intonate individual strings. and maybe another pick up.

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    I think it's a real looker! Thankfully the $5000 price tag moves it well out of the realms of MAS for me!

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    Default Re: What do you think? New Gibson emando

    Weber's Maverick 8 will get the job done decently, for the purpose, for a bit less,

    but if its gotta have the big G on the head and the scroll and points and all, for the buyer, then so be it..

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    $5000 and it looks like they just used a regular Gibson mini-humbucker. An instrument costing that much should at least have a pickup meant for it. Hope I'm wrong.

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    Default Re: What do you think? New Gibson emando

    Is it me, or are there no volume or tone controls visible on the Weber Maverick 8? http://www.sylvanmusic.com/inventory...0&search=Weber

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    Looks cool! $5k? Ouch! Changing electronics will be similar to doing the job on a Gibson 335. No fun but doable.
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    Here is a photo of a Maverick 5 with the controls visible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Olmstead View Post
    Looks cool! $5k? Ouch! Changing electronics will be similar to doing the job on a Gibson 335. No fun but doable.
    I have a 335, and that's exactly what I was thinking... I need to change the pots.


    Okay, so the Maverick pots are under the pick guard. Interesting. Gibson seems to use the Kentucky knob spacing. While I do love the Gibson I'm sure I'll start with a Kentucky (4).

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    Given Gibson made stuff Long before Saga started their importing Company It's the other way round.

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    Default Re: What do you think? New Gibson emando

    Interesting. I was at NAMM and did not see this. I suppose I could have missed it but...
    Gibson's presence at NAMM was smaller than Breedlove's.

    Nice looking mando, but I'm with taboot and Jim McD. If I'm playing an electric mandolin I want it to look different than my acoustic mandolins --more obviously electric.

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