• KR Strings and Mandolin Cafe Announce Mandolindo Giveaway - Registration Begins May 3

    Mandolindo Scholar

    KAILUA, HAWAII — KR Strings and the Mandolin Cafe are announcing the giveaway of a Mandolindo Scholar 4-string mandolin that will go to one lucky winner in the near future.

    Registration for a chance to win will commence from a link on the Mandolin Cafe homepage at 7:00 a.m. Central May 3 and end at 7:00 a.m. May 9, with the winning entry announced soon after. The retail value of the Mandolindo Scholar is $1,999 and comes with a gig bag.

    Registration is limited to one entry per person and is open to all visitors, all locations. No purchase is necessary. Business partners of KR Strings and the Mandolin Cafe are not eligible to enter.

    About KR Strings

    KR Strings's founder Kilin Reece is the creator of the Mandolindo, Octolindo and the now discontinued Pono line of mandolin family instruments. He also specializes in the creation and repair of custom flat top acoustic guitars, ukuleles, archtop guitars and more.

    Mandolindo Scholar Specs

    • X - Braced & Scalloped Engelmann Spruce top
    • 13.875" scale length (Standard Mandolin)
    • 1.10" nut width
    • Tone bar braced
    • 6 5/8" body width at upper bout
    • 9.5" body width at lower bout
    • 12" Body length
    • Radiused Ebony fingerboard and bridge
    • Bone nut & saddle
    • Micro - Gloss finish
    • Deluxe hardshell case or Gig Bag

    Mandolindo and Octolindo instruments are available from several Mandolin Cafe business partners including Elderly Instruments, The Mandolin Store and The Denver Folklore Center.

    Additional Information


    Mandolindo as Played by Signature Artist Justin Branum

    Comments 8 Comments
    1. William Smith's Avatar
      William Smith -
      Nice, I want in on this action, Killian R. is a great builder! I've gotten an old F-2 from him awhile back! Will
    1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
      Mandolin Cafe -
      Registration is now open.

      Enter
    1. Charles E.'s Avatar
      Charles E. -
      When does it end?
    1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
      Mandolin Cafe -
      From the article linked above: Registration for a chance to win will commence from a link on the Mandolin Cafe homepage at 7:00 a.m. Central May 3 and end at 7:00 a.m. May 9, with the winning entry announced soon after. The retail value of the Mandolindo Scholar is $1,999 and comes with a gig bag.
    1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
      Mandolin Cafe -
      Registration in the giveaway is now closed. We'll be contacting the winning entry next and announcing at some point after.
    1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
      Mandolin Cafe -
      We've contacted the winning entry drawn at random. That individual appears to be located in Maryland. I'd say their day is off to a good start.
    1. Callus in Wonderland's Avatar
      Callus in Wonderland -
      I won!!!!!!!!!!!!! Iíve never even won a dollar on a scratch-off lottery ticket before, and now I get a gorgeous mandolin! What a great Monday surprise! Thank you, Kilin Reece and Mandolin Cafe!
      Rebecca
    1. Alfons's Avatar
      Alfons -
      CONGRATS !!! We need video !