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    That will kill something, if not MAS.
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    I'd trade that for a Les Paul, too....
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    William Campbell, the maker of Pendragon electric mandolins, apparently died a couple of months ago ... I got a phone call because my website is about the only place where Bill and his mandolins are mentioned online. He operated in the Kansas City area (Kansas side), not Kentucky.

    This mandolin was on the Portland Craigslist earlier for $750 and it sold within a day or two. This ad is most likely the buyer trying to flip it. I have a Pendragon 5-string I acquired from someone in Alabama that I've been trying to sell at a price that reflects their rarity (ain't but a handful of them kickin' around) and so this seller has seen my listing and is trying to leverage it to make some dough.

    They are interesting mandolins but I am not sure if anyone knows their true market value ... it's probably somewhere between $750 and the price I'm asking for mine.
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    The body at the headstock end looks like Mr. Spock's ears.

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    Ah, the English language! So versatile, so amenable to innovative approaches and just plain goofiness. "1 of a kind mandolin style, only other on ..." That would make it ... not quite unique, yes?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmando View Post
    They are interesting mandolins but I am not sure if anyone knows their true market value ... it's probably somewhere between $750 and the price I'm asking for mine.
    Well, that could well be true, since yours is being offered at just a smidge more than this. But smarty-pantsing aside, yours has got some gorgeous colored woods. And you make a good point about being able to toggle between magnetic and piezo signals and their corresponding sounds. That's clever.

    Are these worth that much? Dunno. Might be that one pays for the undefinable quality of attention-grabbing. This does that, big time.

    And I don't know if it killed my MAS. Knocked the wind out of it, though.

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    Nice looking blanket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HonketyHank View Post
    Nice looking blanket.
    ooh!

    Obviously the aesthetic isn't for everyone, but I've often thought that mandolin players in the "folk metal" bands that are popular in Germany and Scandinavia would appreciate a Pendragon if they could get their hands on one.

    Pretty sure Bill built at least 2 8-strings and 2 5-strings. I know the guy in Alabama had 2 5-strings and I bought one of them ... this is the other one: https://reverb.com/item/5322764-pend...ctric-mandolin
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmando View Post
    I'm not sure about the mandolin, but the case belongs in the homemade hardshell case hall of fame/shame.......!

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    Um ... yeah, to be fair I don't know if Bill made that case or it was something the seller knocked together. This really needs a custom case.
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    It says "Listing ended." Not "sold." Just ... I'm not sure what that means. Changing the price, perhaps?
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    That is a rare mandolin, and like the bubonic plague (which is also rare these days), nobody is clamoring to get it!

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    I was just looking at Steve Wishnevsky's site and he has a lap steel that would go nicely with the Pendragon mandolin. Similar blanket too!

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    That's pretty cool, I like it alot. It looks like a comet or a meteor. Great flame motif!

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    It might be "set up to play", but the string spacing is terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    I was just looking at Steve Wishnevsky's site and he has a lap steel that would go nicely with the Pendragon mandolin. Similar blanket too!

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    Well, thank you (I think). I wasn't going to say anything, because of what my mama said. I'm not sure how yours put it, but, if I'm thinking along the same lines, my mama said, "If you don't have anything nice to say, shut your stinkin' pie hole!" Pretty much, anyway.

    But yeah, that is not a good-looking instrument. The Pendragons look very stylish in comparison. But I must say, at only $150, this is probably a good way to get started with lap steel. Sure, you're bound to get some looks, and start some chatter, but get your chops going, pretty soon that'll be what they're talking about.
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    Ah, come on, you guys! Turn it 90 degrees and picture it racing through the sky! It's way more stylish than the Pendragon, which looks like mirror images of stylized Spock ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rieter View Post
    Ah, come on, you guys! Turn it 90 degrees and picture it racing through the sky! It's way more stylish than the Pendragon, which looks like mirror images of stylized Spock ears.
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    I am indeed picturing it soaring through the sky ... crash landing into a dumpster. Sorry, mama, I tried, but I can only do so much.
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    Steve Wishnevsky haze been making his homemade designer instruments for years. I have heard they are rough but sometimes sound good and they are inexpensive. I haven’t seen one in person or played one.
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    This may well be a fine-sounding instrument, regardless of its looks. And yes, it's quite affordable, surprisingly so. The main thrust in this thread seems to be looks, and as far as that goes, the Pendragons have some serious mojo. The lap steel, not so much. IMO, of course. YMMV.
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    Sue, your interpretation is very logical... may you live long and prosper because of it.

    As for the lap steel, my mama always said "Don't play with Fire" (badump bump, crash)
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    Give me 20 minutes at my band saw and I bet I could make it into something.
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