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Photo of the front of Mandonator 18

= Mandonator™ Serial #18 ===

This is a 4-string resonator mandola. It was commissioned by Dion M.


The optional features he chose are:

  • 4 string mandola with 17" scale
  • Khaya mahogany body with dark stain, bound with African ebony
  • Boxed maple purfling
  • Cutaway
  • Round ebony-lined soundhole
  • White Mother of Pearl inlays
  • Banjo shaped headstock
  • Volute
  • Black Gotoh 510 Mini tuners
  • Special moon and stars coverplate
  • Cast James 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 the back of Mandonator 18

Dion requested a dark, reddish stain. He wanted the instrument to have a vintage look.


Photo of the boxed binding on Mandonator 18

Here's a better view of the binding and boxed purfling.


Photo of the banjo shaped headstock on Mandonator 18

A closer view of the banjo shaped headstock.



Photo of Mandonator 18 in Cedar Creek case

Mandonatorâ„¢ 18 in its custom case by Cedar Creek.


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


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