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    Default Re: Solid plastic mandolin

    Correction,wood body with what looks like tempered Masonite on top.very smooth.

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    Question Re: Solid plastic mandolin

    There have been thick plexiglass bodied electric guitars , so why not. (?)

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    Default Re: Solid plastic mandolin

    This reminds me of something I saw years ago, an Indian made solid body electric mandolin, of not particularly good make quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidKOS View Post
    This reminds me of something I saw years ago, an Indian made solid body electric mandolin, of not particularly good make quality.
    Was it a Givson?
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    When this was posted I looked at the Givson's because I thought the same thing and couldn't find a match. I also thought I remembered some 60's Japanese guitars built with the same technique.
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    Default Re: Solid plastic mandolin

    I suspect it’s not but the construction method is typically Danelectro. Home build?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray(T) View Post
    I suspect it’s not but the construction method is typically Danelectro. Home build?
    Right on. I should have remembered that. They were built about 10 miles from where I live. I still didn't find any with that shape but that's where I remember the construction details from.
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    No known connection with Danelectro looking at the headstock shape either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Was it a Givson?
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    When this was posted I looked at the Givson's because I thought the same thing and couldn't find a match. I also thought I remembered some 60's Japanese guitars built with the same technique.
    No, I don't think it was a Givson, it was another brand but I can't recall what it was.

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    Default Re: Solid plastic mandolin

    Playable and intonation is right on

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    Default Re: Solid plastic mandolin

    There’s one on reverb.Cozart with different headstock.Top finish came right off with a razor blade.

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