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Electric Mandolins: EM-44, SOLID BODY ELECTRIC MANDOLIN

The EM-44 and 45  are the latest models of 4 and 5 string electric mandolins. From the base model to various combinations of custom upgrades, there's sure to be a design to make the instrument you've been looking for.  All models feature an adjustable truss rod, bolt-on neck, arched fingerboard and fully adjustable bridge. 


Base Model (4 or 5 string)

The base model features a solid alder body, maple neck and fingerboard, single coil pickup, volume and tone controls. Both body and neck are finished in either gloss or satin with your choice of stock colors. Hardware is nickel-plated, white or black pickguard.

 Base price: $950.

Features: 

Stock colors: Black, white, red, blue, natural

Finish Upgrades

Custom Colors: Fiesta Red, Blonde, Lake Placid Blue, Tahitian Green, Foam Green, Midnight Blue, Black Cherry. Add $40.*

Special Finishes: Candy Apple Red, Green or Blue; Tobacco Sunburst (black, brown, amber), 3-tone Sunburst (black, red, amber), Cherry Burst, Vintage Blonde. Add $80.

See color and or finish choices

* Other colors are available. 

Wood Upgrades

In addition to alder, alternate body woods include mahogany and swamp ash. Mahogany is also offered as an alternate neck wood.

EM-44, SOLID BODY ELECTRIC MANDOLIN   EM-44, SOLID BODY ELECTRIC MANDOLIN
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Top Overlay

Top overlays are 1/4 inch 'veneers' of exotic woods laminated onto the body. The veneer can be finished natural or tinted with any color transparent lacquer. It is suggested that a gloss finish be used to bring out the depth of figured woods. Choices include:

  • Flame maple Add $70.
  • Quilted maple Add $70.
  • Spalted maple inquire

Additional overlay woods can be used depending upon cost and availability.

Fingerboard

Fingerboard wood options include rosewood and ebony. Pearloid, (otherwise known as mother of toilet seat) or white position dots are used with these woods.

Rosewood Add $20.
Ebony Add $30.


Electronics

If a single coil pickup is simply not enough, you can upgrade to a humbucking pickup (stacked or lateral) as a replacement or in addition to the single coil. For more information on pickups see the Pickup page. For variations on pickup placement go to the Arrangements page. Also offered are custom wiring options such as a phase in/out, parallel/series, and split-coil switching of the humbucker for additional tonal variations.

Humbucker upgrade (replaces single coil)
4 Pole Add $50.
5 Pole Add $60.
Additional humbucker
4 Pole Add $95.
5 Pole Add $105.
Custom wiring inquire


Hardware

Standard hardware includes a fully adjustable bridge, neckplate, knobs, strap buttons, and Kluson tuners. Listed below are some additional hardware choices.

Tuners
Gotoh sealed mini Add $10.
Schaller sealed mini Add $35.

Gold plated hardware inquire

Pickguard upgrade (the following have white/black striped edges)
Mint Green Add $6.
Vintage Red Tortoise Add $12.
White, Black, Red, Cream Pearloid Add $12.

Bound neck and peghead Add $150.

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