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    I thought I`d share my latest creation....it is a Mandobird after all
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    Based on the Billy Bo Jupiter Thunderbird, the Barney Bo Uranus Mandobird was commissioned by a Billy Gibbons fan.
    There`s something hideous....yet not too hideous.....well actually rather.....Hmmmm!

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    That's a funky looking e-mando and I love the shape and color. Does the knob on the finger rest get in the way when you play it?

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    Cheers Jamie........I`m sure Barney will get used to the knob

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    I love it. Reminds me of a less "Cadillac-y" Gibson Moderne, but it's got more of a star shape to it than that Gibson "fender."

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    I like it! Of course, I've always been a fan of ZZ Top and Billy Gibbons.

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    Here`s the inspiration.....design was c1959...Click image for larger version. 

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    Next modelling, that Guild electric , that included a little prop in the back to be it's own stand.
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    is like dancing,
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    I would say you bang on hit it out of the park!

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    Awesome Pete!
    Chinn BluesBird Emando #1
    Aria M-300BG 2 Point
    Michael Kelly Legacy O
    Kay Model 68
    Stoneman Travel Mando

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    Very nice Pete! I own an Almuse Mandostrat, and I must say Pete's work is top notch. Second to none in scale/proportion & detail on his "replica" mandolins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundfarmer Pete View Post
    Here`s the inspiration.....design was c1959...Click image for larger version. 

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    Bo Diddly was THE man!

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