Anybody have a mandocello?

Geoff738

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I’m pondering one. I think an Eastman model might be available locally.

I do not have a mandolin or anything else in the mandolin family.

And yes, I know, and love, the Cheap Trick tune.

Cheers,
Geoff
 
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Back in the early 80's, (I believe!) I had a Flatiron Mandocello. Had to sell it in one of my many "How in the hell and I'm going to pay rent this month?!"

I loved that thing though. Beautiful when played along with acoustic guitar.

If you can get your hands on an Eastman, that would be great. Eastman crafts some very nice instruments. Good luck!
 

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I am building an electric one now, actually I just started it while watching football this weekend. It is going to be an Explorer-Style like Rick Nielsen’s. It’s really hard to kind information on his Hamer model, su as scale length. I’m going with 26” to 27”, haven’t really decided yet. The was a company called Dakota that made an acoustic kit, but it has been discontinued. I may also find an acoustic 12 string and modify it into a Mandocell, I’ve read some things and this seems relatively easy to do.
 

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Never owned a mandocello, but I've several mandolins. If you've got the itch I'd say go for it. The Eastman mandocello are very nice.
 




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