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= Mandonator™ Serial #14 ===

This is a 5-string resonator mandolin-mandola. The tuning is EADGC, high to low. It was commissioned by Mary T.


The optional features she chose are:

  • 5 strings with 14.295" scale
  • East Indian rosewood body with curly maple binding
  • Cutaway
  • Round ebony-lined soundhole
  • Khaya mahogany neck
  • Snakehead head shape with East Indian rosewood veneer
  • Honduras rosewood fingerboard with abalone position markers
  • Orrico tailpiece
  • Formby's satin tung-oil finish


Standard features include:

  • Spherically arched back
  • Nickel plated hardware
  • Radiused fingerboard
  • Spider bridge and resonator cone



Photo of Mandonator 14 from the back


Photo showing a close view of the curly maple binding


The curly maple binding is lovely against the dark rosewood of the body.


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


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