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    Default Electric Mandolin Ashtray Bridge Cover

    Anybody know of a supplier for one of these. Something similar to the ones on the old Fender Mandocasters.....the guitar and bass versions are plentiful (but way too large) but I can't seem to find one for electric mando.Click image for larger version. 

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    A thread a few years back called them rarer than hen's teeth.

    I went looking for them last week and no luck
    Trinity College TM325 Octave Mandolin (converted to 4-string tenor guitar).
    Eastman MD-605SB, MD-604SB, MD-305, all with Grover 309 tuners.
    Eastwood 4 string electric mandostang, 2x Airline e-mandola (4-string) one strung as an e-OM.
    DSP's: Helix HX Stomp, various Zooms.
    Amps: QSC-K10, DBR-10, THR-10, Sony XB-20.

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    They make it close to impossible to palm mute so most players toss them. You have a wall-hanger in need?
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    You would ask....long story.
    I had come across a young woman making electric guitars out of recycled planks awhile back. Totally untrained....just tore apart old junk instruments and made new stuff out of whatever she found. Got into a conversation with her where she said she had some beams from the old Schmidt brewery in St Paul that she wanted to use for instruments. I gave her a commission to build an electric tenor guitar using the planks and an old tenor banjo neck (21" scale). Took awhile to get it, as she had a few "mishaps".....and she came close (is playable and the intonation is perfect), so I took it "as is" to let her get away from the project. Without destroying the neck/body join I have to sink the bridge down into the body top about .12/.18" to get the action playable. The cover is to "cover" the way it is going to look visually. She said she learned a lot........and I was only out 300 to support a young person pushing their envelope. When I get done it will be a player. The whole experience was well worth it. Well Verne, you asked.

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    Good story. Thanks for sharing. Good luck in your quest.

    Pictures?
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    Default Re: Electric Mandolin Ashtray Bridge Cover

    I made one out of a mini humbucker pickup cover

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    Default Re: Electric Mandolin Ashtray Bridge Cover

    Quote Originally Posted by mandolinstew View Post
    I made one out of a mini humbucker pickup cover
    Got a picture of that?

    I'd love one myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verne Andru View Post
    Good story. Thanks for sharing. Good luck in your quest.

    Pictures?
    In fairness to her....I'd rather not post pic's. I might very well post pics on this thread after I get it "modified" but it might be a bit into autumn as I have other pressing (medical) issues that are going to slow all of my projects for a couple months.

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    Default Re: Electric Mandolin Ashtray Bridge Cover

    Quote Originally Posted by mandolinstew View Post
    I made one out of a mini humbucker pickup cover
    Now looking at door and cabinet pulls...thanks for the inspiration!

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