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5-Course Fan-Fret Resonator Mandolin - Sale Pending

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This is a good-playing, solidly built 5-course fan-fret resonator mandolin. Scale lengths e=13.75" to C=14.5" - a mild splay. Quality parts where it counts: Beard cone and biscuit, Allen tailpiece, K&K resonator pickup, quality 12-string tuners with one cut off on each side. Neck is maple, with a truss rod. The rest of the instrument is made of Baltic birch plywood.

The cone rests on a platform on stationary bolts, so cone height (and hence action) is adjustable if you disassemble things a bit. Sound port hole, closable with a big rubber stopper. Quite loud acoustically; and freakishly loud when plugged in.

No case, but you might find a triple tennis racket bag that works.

Pictures at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1gqOSS6BVJPhaJjcsDf9Ktg-A5OiO5uTb?usp=sharing

Short sound demo at www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5WwCMHWm3Y.

I'm a decent amateur luthier, so this not a pro-grade instrument. But it's well built and can be set up to your preferences.

Seeking to recover cost of parts. Asking $500 which will include CONUS shipping. Standard trial period - upon return I'll refund purchase price less actual outbound shipping. Donation to Cafe.

Category: Mandolins
Ad Number 196403
Posted: Nov 24, 2022 12:09 AM CDT

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Ben Cohen

Denver CO 80237
United States

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