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Thread: Looking for a particular custom mandolin.

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    Feb 2004
    Bellingham, WA


    Hello kind people,

    20 or more years ago I built a custom made solid body electric mandolin for
    a fellow picker. In the end, he decided he didn't want this instrument, so
    I traded it for an electric guitar at a local music store, where it was
    sold to a stranger and soon left town. Lately I have been curious about
    whatever happend to this mandolin, and or where it might be now.

    If you have ever seen this instrument, you would not forget it. It is
    absolutely round in shape, except for the neck, which has a snake peghead
    shape. The body of the mandolin is solid teak, with a chrome bridge and
    pickguard-tailpiece unit. The neck is mahogany, with a bound ebony
    fingerboard and a fancy modernistic vine inlay. Everything on this
    instrument except the tuners and fretwire was made from scratch by me. In
    its early days, this mandolin was displayed in the Bellingham, WA Museum as
    part of a show on local woodworkers/craftspeople. It was named "The
    Original Space Cookie".

    If anybody knows anything at all about this instrument I would really
    appreciate hearing from you.

    Thank you,

    Mike in Bellingham, WA.

    "No man is so hated as he who will drive the speed limit."
    Mike in Bellingham, WA.
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    Martin Stillion mrmando's Avatar
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    Sounds cool. Would there be an old photo you could scan? More than you wanted to know about electric mandolins.

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