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Mandonator™ Pricing and Options

The base price for a Mandonator™ is $2549 USD. This includes the following features:


  • 4 strings, standard scale
  • Straight-grained African mahogany, American cherry, or black walnut body
  • African mahogany neck with snakehead headstock
  • Wood body binding
  • Spherically arched back
  • Radiused fingerboard
  • Glossy nitrocellulose finish
  • Gotoh tuning machines
  • James tailpiece
  • Gayle coverplate
  • Beard spider and cone


A case, tax, and shipping (if applicable) are additional. A hard-shell case is
required for shipping.


There’s no extra charge for custom fingerboard width, lefty, or cutaway


Some of the possible optional features that are available for additional cost:

  • 5th or 6th string
  • Custom scale choices
  • Premium woods
  • Neck binding
  • Special inlays
  • Custom headstock shapes
  • Sunburst or solid stains
  • Purfling – many types and configurations
  • Fan-frets
  • Arm rest – wooden clamp-on or screw-on
  • Pickguard – wooden or plastic
  • Tone-Gard™ – custom fit for a Mandonator™
  • Pickup
  • Ebony strap buttons
  • Case


If you have other requests or ideas, let’s talk about them. Likewise, if you want more information, have questions, or just want to talk about some of the possibilities, you’re invited to contact me.

Topher Gayle • • 408-221-9378