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ELECTRIC MANDOLIN

I've always enjoyed making the occasional solid bodied instrument; I like the sculptural process of shaping a large solid piece of wood by hand. So, it's only natural that I find myself building e-mandos. An electric, solid body mandolin offers a robust alternative to an acoustic instrument for the gigging musician or an interesting variation for the player who wants a different voice.

There are many possible designs and here you can see some of mine, including 4 and 8 string octave mandolin variants.

Brief spec.

Solid contoured body, set neck joint.

Blade style humbuckers and optional piezo pick-ups with stereo output.

Tailpiece designed for ball-end electric guitar strings.

Hand rubbed Tru-oil finish.

More in-depth details about the design of my e-mandos can be found here on my blog.

COMING SOON!

Currently on the bench is my new chambered body, emando. You can follow its progress on YouTube.

Please see the FOR SALE for an update.

If you'd like any further information about my electric mandolins or have an idea for your own project, please e-mail me; info@navaguitars.so.uk