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View of the front of Mandonator 3

= Mandonator™ Serial #3 ===

This instrument was commissioned by my talented multi-instrumentalist friend, Chris Finn.


The options she chose are:

  • Four strings with standard 13.875" mandolin scale
  • East Indian rosewood back and sides with koa binding
  • Mahogany neck
  • Striped ebony fingerboard bound in koa
  • Curvey, paddle shape headstock with rosewood veneer, bound in koa
  • Abalone fingerboard and headstock inlays
  • Nickel plated hardware
  • Gotoh 510 Mini tuners
  • Cast Monteleone-style tailpiece by Allen
  • Radiused fingerboard
  • Fishman passive pickup


Standard features include:

  • Spherically arched back
  • Spider bridge and resonator cone
  • Cutaway
  • Traditional F-shaped soundhole
  • Maple saddle
  • Bone nut

View of backk of Mandonator 3

Body of East Indian rosewood with koa binding.

Headstock of Mandonator 3

Headstock bound in koa, Paua abalone inlay, Gotoh 510 Mini tuners.

Side view of the neck of Mandonator 3

The mahogany neck has appealing figure.

Fingerboard of Mandonator 3

Fingerboard of Macassar ebony with paua abalone inlays and koa binding.

Chris playing her Mandonator

Here's Chris, exploring the sounds of her new Mandonatorâ„¢!

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