Instruments For Sale

This page contains just the instruments I have for sale right now, for a selection of previously restored instruments please view the mandolin index.

Please contact me here, if you see anything you're interested in.

New 8 String Electric Mandolin

8 string electric mandolin:

  • Short 17-fret neck, to place the pickup in the most favourable location possible.
  • Hollow maghogany body, with solid spruce top and burr-redwood overlay.
  • Mahogany neck, carbon fibre non-adjustable truss rod, raduised ebony fretboard, EVO gold fretwire and brass dot markers.
  • Seymour Duncan cool rails pickup, parrellel/series/single coil switch, volume and tone controls (treble cut) with fully shielded internal cavity.
  • Gotoh SG381 tuners with style 7 buttons.
  • Nut width is 28mm, neck thickness at nut is 20mm, neck profile is soft V shaped.
  • £650 ono.

New 8 String Electric Bouzouki

Long scale 8 string electric bouzouki:

  • 640mm (25") scale length, strung in octaves on the two lower courses.
  • Hollow maghogany body, with solid spruce top and qulited maple overlay.
  • Mahogany and ebony neck, 2-way truss rod, raduised ebony fretboard, EVO gold fretwire and brass dot markers.
  • Twin Seymour Duncan cool rails pickups, parrellel/series/single coil switches, independent volume controls with neck/bridge/blend switch, fully shielded internal cavity.
  • Gotoh SG381 tuners with style 7 buttons.
  • Nut width is 36mm, neck thickness at nut is 20mm, neck profile is C shaped.
  • £750 ono.

SOLD: New 8 String Electric Octave Mandolin

Short scale 8 string electric octave mandolin:

  • 483mm (19") scale length, currently strung in octaves on the G course only: this one is intended for celtic players who want to be able to play melody as well as rhythm.
  • Hollow maghogany body, with solid spruce top and qulited maple overlay.
  • Mahogany and maple neck, 2-way truss rod, raduised ebony fretboard, EVO gold fretwire and brass dot markers.
  • Seymour Duncan cool rails pickup, parrellel/series/single coil switch, volume and tone controls, fully shielded internal cavity.
  • Gotoh SG381 tuners with style 7 buttons.
  • Nut width is 35mm, neck thickness at nut is 19mm, neck profile is C shaped.
  • £650 ono.

SOLD: Restored 1896 DeMeglio Model 1A

Good quality workhorse bowlback from DeMeglio, the work done on this one was:

  • Repair glue seem separation at the scarf joint (headstock/neck joint).
  • Lightly clean and re-seal the soundboard.
  • Level fretboard, re-fret using original bar frets, and set up with new replica ebony bridge. The bridge has a compensated brass saddle for improved intonation compared to the original metal-bar saddle.
  • Now strung up with Martin light 10-34 bronze strings, action at fret 12 is 1.5mm/0.060".

SOLD: New 5 string electric mandolin

This is my newly redesigned 5 string electric with a shorter 17 fret neck to push the pickup into a more favourable location for a smoother jazzier sound. The spec for this one is:

  • Standard mandolin 13 7/8" scale, with CGDAE tuning.
  • Short 17 fret neck allows the pickup to be located where the 19th fret would be for a smoother jazzier sound. Coincidently it also produces a nice strong and clear e string, free of the usual harsh/thin/tinny sound that can be an issue for electric mandolins.
  • Hollow Mahogany body, with solid spruce top with burr walnut overlay.
  • Mahogany neck with non adjustable carbon-fibre stiffener, radiused ebony fretboard, EVO gold fretwire, brass dot markers.
  • Seymour Duncan cool rails pickup, switchable between series/parallel/single coil, volume and tone (treble cut) controls.
  • "Box within a box" shielded interior.
  • Nice easy action: .050" (1.25mm) on the e string to .060" (1.5mm) on the G and .070" (1.75mm) on that big low C string.
  • Nut width over 5 courses is 35mm with string spacing the same as the lower 5 courses on a guitar. Coincidentally the top 4 courses also match a standard 28mm mandolin nut, so the spacing should be immediately familiar.
  • Finish is EnduroVar semi-gloss.
  • No animal products used in construction to ensure smooth passage through customs if required.

SOLD - New 8 string electric Bouzouki

This crazy beast is possibly my favourite instrument so far - it's just so much fun to play - one for mandolinists who have electric guitar envy! The spec for this one is:

  • Long 640mm scale.
  • Hollow Mahogany body, with spruce and golden mnadrone veneer top.
  • Mahogany neck with ebony center strip, 2-way adjustable truss rod, carbon-fibre stiffeners, ebony fretboard, EVO gold fretwire, brass dot markers.
  • Seymour Duncan cool rails pickups, each switchable between series/parallel/single coil, selector switch toggles between neck only, bridge only, or blend.
  • Currently strung in octaves on the G and D courses: but the nut is cut for either octave or unison stringing.
  • Finish is EnduroVar semi-gloss.
  • "Vegan" model with no animal products used in construction to ensure smooth passage through customs if required.
  • £675

New electric 8 string mandolin

This one's designed for those who want a feedback-resistant electric mandolin that still sounds like a mandolin.

The spec for this one is:

  • Mahogany body and neck.
  • Solid spruce top, with golden madrone veneer.
  • Ebony fretboard, brass fret markers, EVO gold fretwire, carbon fibre non-adjustable truss rod.
  • Schaller tuners.
  • Seymour Duncan cool rails pickup, with parallel/single/series switch, plus volume and tone (bass cut / high pass) controls
  • Currently set up with D'Addario EFW74 chrome flatwound strings, action at fret 12 is 1.25mm (0.050") on the top e, increasing to 1.5mm (.060") on the low G.
  • Nut width: 27mm. Neck depth at nut 20mm. Neck profile: rounded V. Scale length 352mm/13.8".

£600

SOLD - Used Acoustic Mandolin (hand made in 2011)

I built this one for myself back in 2011, since then it's been my main instrument for a couple of 6 month stints, but other than that has been lying around unused, so I think it's time it moved on to someone who will play it. The specification is:

  • French walnut back and sides.
  • Spruce top, all solid woods obviously.
  • Top and back are "cylinder" profile with induced arches. The top also has a Virzi "tone enhancer" fitted - I'm not sure it actually enhances the tone as such, so much as average things out a bit, and add a little "zing" in the sustain.
  • 3-piece mahogany neck, with non adjustable carbon fibre truss rod.
  • Ebony fretboard (flat), with New Zealand Paua dot markers.
  • Gotoh machine heads, Eastman cast tailpiece, and internal K&K twin spot pickup.
  • Wide 32mm nut width: like I said, this was built for my personal preferences, would suite classical players, or a folk player who prefers a wider nut. Neck profile is a soft V shape, and is 23mm front-to-back at the nut.
  • Finish is shellac (i.e. "French Polish"), as with all "delicate" finishes like this, it does show the usual selection of scuff marks and scratches in the usual places.

SOLD - New electric 5 string mandolin

This one's designed for those who want less mandolin and more an electric guitar like sound, plus the CGDAE tuning.

The spec for this one is:

  • Mahogany body and neck.
  • Solid spruce top, with burr walnut veneer.
  • Rosewood fretboard, brass fret markers, EVO gold fretwire, carbon fibre non-adjustable truss rod.
  • Grover tuners.
  • Seymour Duncan hot rails pickup, with parallel/single/series switch, plus volume and tone (trebble cut) controls
  • Currently set up with Newtone nickel wound strings, action at fret 12 is a shade under 1.25mm (0.050") on the top e, increasing to a shade over 1.75mm (.070") on the low C.
  • Nut width: 34mm. Neck depth at nut 20mm. Neck profile: rounded V. Scale length 352mm/13.8".
  • I've recorded some direct-to-disk sound samples here, the ones ending in "raw" are intended for re-amping through your own signal chain, while those ending in "effects" are intended for listening to as an example of the recorded sound.
  • Supplied in new Fender heavy-duty gig bag.

New electric 8-string mandolin (now sold):

I plan to produce a few of these depending entirely on finding the right woods.

The spec for this one is:

  • Mahogany body and neck.
  • Solid spruce top, with amboyna veneer.
  • Ebony fretboard, New Zealand Paua block inlay, EVO gold fretwire, carbon fibre non-adjustable truss rod.
  • Schaller tuners.
  • Seymour Duncan cool rails pickup, with parallel/single/series switch, plus volume and tone (bass cut) controls
  • Currently set up with D'Addario FW74 flatwound strings and a 1.5mm action at fret 12. Could be set up with lighter "strictly electric" strings if wished for easier playing but weaker acoustic sound.

On the Workbench / Coming Soon

These are not yet ready for sale, but will be at some point in the future... if there's something here you're interested in let me know and I'll see if it can be pushed up higher the list.

  • Two new mandolinettos designed for classical players, one Kerman-inspired, one regular.
  • DeMeglio bowl back mandolin.
  • A new batch of electric mandolins, including one 5 string mandolin/mandola.
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