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    Ad here. Seller apparently doesn't know it, but this instrument is by Chris Preston of Buffalo, N.Y. Appears to be the same instrument pictured at Emando.com. Built in 1997. Kevin Schwab worked on it and darkened the pickup covers after my photo was taken.

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    Last edited by Ed Goist; Nov-18-2011 at 6:44pm. Reason: Removed comment that thread contained contradictory info. (I had misread it).
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    Default Re: "Les Paul-like" mandolin in the Classifieds

    Nothing contradictory there.

    For some reason I couldn't find that post using the Search tool, but I knew it existed.

    This instrument was on eBay several times in 2008. Kevin Wick bought it and posted about it here; then he had Schwab do some work on it. Later Kevin sold it. (I've sold or traded three other instruments to Kevin, IIRC, two of which he currently plays.) Now it's in Waco and for sale again.
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    Default Re: "Les Paul-like" mandolin in the Classifieds

    Hi Martin; you're right.
    I misread the post. I thought it said the mando had been built by and not for a local mandolin player.
    Sorry for the confusion.
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    No problem! Kevin's post contains all the information I have about Chris Preston, which ain't much. I just figured that in case anyone buys it via the Classifieds, they deserve to know the builder's name.
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    Default Re: "Les Paul-like" mandolin in the Classifieds

    Hmmm, am I the only one that thinks it looks a little like this mandolin?

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    Default Re: "Les Paul-like" mandolin in the Classifieds

    Same seller has a strat looking mando that looks sweet.
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/cgi-bin/...uery=retrieval

    it'd match all my guitars :D

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    Wonder what they sound like? Both very cool. The Tele one looks like an import to me, although I've never seen one exactly like it.
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    Default Re: "Les Paul-like" mandolin in the Classifieds

    The Strat thingy looks like an OM, not a mandolin. Possibly a Cassandra Elk or maybe Mike Soares.
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    I wrote the seller of the strat. couldn't resist. the bridge looks like my bass bridge. who knows. just be a cool addition to the collection, even if it just hangs on the wall (ya right)

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    Default Re: "Les Paul-like" mandolin in the Classifieds

    That neck looks rather short.... body joins at 12fth fret, and the heel comes up before the 11th. Still, a nice looking mando, a good blend of Les Paul and Mandolin aesthetics.
    If I was looking for another electric, I'd consider having it amongst my collection, though I already have 2 very Les Paul emandos.
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