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Front view of Mandonator serial 10

= Mandonator™ Serial #10 ===

This instrument was commissioned by Dennis H.


The optional features he chose are:

  • 4 strings with standard 13.875" mandolin scale
  • Palo Escrito rosewood body with Camitillo rosewood binding
  • No cutaway
  • Two round soundholes
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • White mother-of-pearl dot position markers
  • Snakehead shape headstock with Palo Escrito veneer
  • Ebony saddle
  • Gotoh 510 Mini tuners
  • Cast James tailpiece


Standard features include:

  • Spherically arched back
  • Mahogany neck
  • Radiused fingerboard
  • Spider bridge and resonator cone
  • Bone nut
  • Glossy lacquer finish by Addam Stark of Santa Cruz


Photo showing the back of Mandonator 10

Palo Escrito rosewood body with Camitillo rosewood binding

Photo of the upper half of Mandonator 10 showing soundholes and headstock

The Palo Escrito veneer on the headstock nicely matches the body. The two round sound holes are lined with ebony.

A picture of Mandonator 10 in its custom made case

Here's Mandonator™ #10 in its custom-fitted Cedar Creek case.

You can see photos of this instrument under construction on its Shop Talk page.


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