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Photo of the front of Mandonator 17

= Mandonator™ Serial #17 ===

This is a 4-string resonator mandolin. It was commissioned by Kay K.


The optional features she chose are:

  • 4 strings
  • Quilted maple body with rosewood binding
  • Cutaway
  • F-shape soundhole
  • Quilted maple neck
  • African ebony headstock veneer and fingerboard
  • Snakehead headstock shape
  • Abalone inlays
  • James tailpiece


Standard features include:

  • Spherically arched back
  • Nickel plated hardware
  • Radiused fingerboard
  • Spider bridge and resonator cone
  • Gloss nitrocellulose finish by Addam Stark of Santa Cruz



Photo of the back and side of Mandonator 17

The quilted maple is so gorgeous it deserves a couple photos showing views from different angles. It seems to ripple when you move the instrument.


Photo of the back and neck of Mandonator 17


Photo showing curly maple in the back of the neck of Mandonator 17

A closer view of the quilted maple neck.



photo of Mandonator 17 in its custom case

Mandonatorâ„¢ 17 in its custom case by Ameritage Cases.


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


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