Hand made guitars & mandolins by Gary Nava, Luthier | +44 (0)1945 587236 | email@example.com
8 STRING ELECTRIC MANDOLIN: NOW SOLD
Please note that this mandolin is now sold; feel free to contact me if you wish to commission your own e-mando.
None of the materials used are on any CITES list; also no animal products are used.
352mm scale length- 8 strings, 19 frets.
Solid ash body with book matched figured ash drop-top.
Highly figured maple neck reinforced with 2 carbon fibre strips.
Note that the neck is fixed to the body with a glue joint to enhance the tone (i.e. not screws or bolts) and there is also a spliced head joint.
Burr walnut head overlay with Nava logo inlay (in aluminium).
Rocklite Ebano fretboard- compound radius, wide evo frets and aluminium position markers (front & side).
Two blade style mini-humbucking pick-ups, each controlled with a 3-way toggle switch which allows the pick-up to be used in two different coil configurations or switched off completely. The humbuckers' output is controlled by a volume and tone control.
A piezo transducer is mounted, under the saddle. This gives a good approximation of an acoustic sound; a third toggle switch allows this pick-up to be turned on or off. Whilst this transducer is powerful enough to be plugged straight into a standard guitar amp, its tone may be enhanced by using a pre-amp or acoustic amp.
The out-put is via a stereo jack-socket and the use of a Y-lead allows the two signals (i.e. humbucker & piezo) to be treated separately. Alternatively the e-mando's jack socket is wired so that you can use a standard mono lead and just use the output from the humbuckers.
The handmade aluminium tailpiece is designed to take ball-end strings. This allows the player to make a custom set from the many different types of electric guitars strings that are widely available.
The instrument has a hand rubbed Tru-Oil and wax finish.
Nut and saddle are made from Graphtech tusq material.
Gotoh MA 40 tuners.
The instrument comes complete with an Ashbury semi-rigid gig-bag.
If you are interested in this instrument, please take the time to watch the accompanying YouTube video.
If you would like any further information about this instrument, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org