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    Smile Found one! First Emando a 4-string Kentucky

    I had a great discussion with fellow players who gave me loads of good input. I landed on this baby for a low price in excellent condition ($200 plus shipping with a gig bag):

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    Thanks for the help. Now, the wait...
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    Congrats!
    I especially like the fact, that it has a lipstick pickup in the neck position.
    That allows some jazzier tone colors than a twanger in the bridge position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisscross View Post
    Congrats!
    I especially like the fact, that it has a lipstick pickup in the neck position.
    That allows some jazzier tone colors than a twanger in the bridge position.
    Hey CrissCross, I really like that point you are making. If I have a choice, I would always prefer the neck pickup in my guitars for those very reasons, so this should suit me, too. Glad you pointed that out! Thank you.

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    Default Re: Found one! First Emando a 4-string Kentucky

    I like my Kentucky alot i hope you enjoy yours as well, congrats
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    Default Re: Found one! First Emando a 4-string Kentucky

    Thanks Darryl!

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    Default Re: Found one! First Emando a 4-string Kentucky

    Quote Originally Posted by lflngpicker View Post
    I had a great discussion with fellow players who gave me loads of good input. I landed on this baby for a low price in excellent condition ($200 plus shipping with a gig bag):

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    Thanks for the help. Now, the wait...
    Nice score! Let us know how it goes for you. Post some audio once you get it setup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorado_al View Post
    Nice score! Let us know how it goes for you. Post some audio once you get it setup!
    Okay, Colorado Al! I will do that. Maybe a bit of "Thy Sky is Crying?"

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    Default Re: Found one! First Emando a 4-string Kentucky

    due today... fed ex

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    Default Re: Found one! First Emando a 4-string Kentucky

    Once you get one you might want more here is a photo of some of my electrics the 3 i bought the others i have made myself working on that photo .

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    Ibanez 70's 524, 521, 3 511's,2 512's,513,1 514,3 80s 513's, 522
    J Bovier F5-T custom shop
    Kiso Suzuki V900,
    The Loar lm600 Cherryburst
    morgan monroe mms-5wc,ovation
    Michael Kelly Octave Mandolin
    Emandos Northfield octave tele 4, Northfield custom jem octave mandolin 5 octave strat 8
    2 Flying v 8, octave 5, Exploryer octave 8 20"
    Fender mandostrat 4,3 Epip mandobird 2,4/8, Kentucky. KM300E Eastwood mandocaster
    Gold Tone F6,Badaax doubleneck 8/6

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrylicshon View Post
    Once you get one you might want more here is a photo of some of my electrics the 3 i bought the others i have made myself working on that photo .

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    Hi Darryl, You have quite a trio there, sans your handmade versions. I like the combo of Fender, Kentucky and Epi-Bird. I received mine today and had a chance to tune 'er up and plug her in... the tone is good. Made my tubes warm up to a natural overdrive when I cranked the gain a bit. I noticed mine has the tuneomatic-style individual bridges for fine intonation adjustment. The one I found in the store that got my attention had a compensated bone saddle that could only be raised and lowered. I am happy to have this type.

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    Default Re: Found one! First Emando a 4-string Kentucky

    I wonder where that bridge came from i might be interested in putting one on mine can you post a closeup of that bridge
    Ibanez 70's 524, 521, 3 511's,2 512's,513,1 514,3 80s 513's, 522
    J Bovier F5-T custom shop
    Kiso Suzuki V900,
    The Loar lm600 Cherryburst
    morgan monroe mms-5wc,ovation
    Michael Kelly Octave Mandolin
    Emandos Northfield octave tele 4, Northfield custom jem octave mandolin 5 octave strat 8
    2 Flying v 8, octave 5, Exploryer octave 8 20"
    Fender mandostrat 4,3 Epip mandobird 2,4/8, Kentucky. KM300E Eastwood mandocaster
    Gold Tone F6,Badaax doubleneck 8/6

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    Default Re: Found one! First Emando a 4-string Kentucky

    Quote Originally Posted by darrylicshon View Post
    I wonder where that bridge came from i might be interested in putting one on mine can you post a closeup of that bridge
    Yes, I hope this view is clear enough to see the bridge and saddles. Click image for larger version. 

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    I will take another close shot soon. Thanks Darryl.

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    Default Re: Found one! First Emando a 4-string Kentucky

    Thanks i wonder where i could get one
    Ibanez 70's 524, 521, 3 511's,2 512's,513,1 514,3 80s 513's, 522
    J Bovier F5-T custom shop
    Kiso Suzuki V900,
    The Loar lm600 Cherryburst
    morgan monroe mms-5wc,ovation
    Michael Kelly Octave Mandolin
    Emandos Northfield octave tele 4, Northfield custom jem octave mandolin 5 octave strat 8
    2 Flying v 8, octave 5, Exploryer octave 8 20"
    Fender mandostrat 4,3 Epip mandobird 2,4/8, Kentucky. KM300E Eastwood mandocaster
    Gold Tone F6,Badaax doubleneck 8/6

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    There's a thread here http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/sh...ndolin-bridges about tune-o-magic bridges.

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