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    Registered User f5loar's Avatar
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    Default Re: Recommendation for an electric?

    My favorite electric is the Gibson EM200 Florentine from the mid 50's to late 60's. Hard to beat that old sound with the P90 pickup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Greenspoon View Post
    Look for a used Kentucky four stringer or a Crafter a/e (Ovation style).
    Hm. I don't see any solid-body mandos on the Crafter website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f5loar View Post
    My favorite electric is the Gibson EM200 Florentine from the mid 50's to late 60's. Hard to beat that old sound with the P90 pickup.
    It might just be me, but I can't see spending two or three grand on a practice instrument.

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    Default Re: Recommendation for an electric?

    Thanks pals! A kind chap saw my question and offered me his used Alden Mandocaster! I'll make a new post with some pics once it arrives, hopefully tomorrow!

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    Default Re: Recommendation for an electric?

    I'm a fan of Jon Mann (Manndolins). I have a 5 string and 8 string from him. I prefer the 5 string by far as the 8 tends to have a phased sound to it. I tune the 5 string to have a high B (so it's GDAEB) which I prefer over a low C (which gets muddled IMO).
    www.mattcbruno.com
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    Gibson F9 2014
    Jonathan Mann OEMsc 8
    Jonathan Mann OSEMdc 5
    Weber Gallatin Mandocello

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    Quote Originally Posted by zakry3323 View Post
    Thanks pals! A kind chap saw my question and offered me his used Alden Mandocaster! I'll make a new post with some pics once it arrives, hopefully tomorrow!
    Mission accomplished. Congrats!

    Now excuse me while I Google Alden Mandocaster and see what you're in for . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Now excuse me while I Google Alden Mandocaster and see what you're in for . . . .
    Asian made Telecaster shaped 8 string, 2 pickup electric mandolin available in many different brand names. Mine is the Morgan Monroe offering. It's ideal for your needs playing it unplugged late at night. Should you ever need to play plugged in, they work just fine but for live performances, they could use upgraded pickups due to the quiet E sting response. ymmv

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