November 2020

Mandolin

ARTICLES

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Reader Guitar of the Month: Triple-Neck “Hack”

March 20, 2020
A music store employee scored a vintage handbuilt oddball with an electric guitar, electric banjo, and an electric mandolin all-in-one for $100.
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Collings

Collings Introduces the New MT Torrefied

August 14, 2018
The flattop provides an extremely quick response for softer, more delicate passages, yet offers plenty of head room to dig in for a throaty, bluegrass bark.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Guitar Tone Rules

May 28, 2018
Are the uke, banjo, and mandolin families going through an identity crisis, or are more Darwinian forces at work?
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Eastman

SNAMM '16 - Eastman Guitars E40D SB & MD415 BK Demos

June 30, 2016
Learn about a new 45-style dreadnought and a mandolin built with mahogany back and sides.
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FEAT

Vintage Vault: 1958 Fender Electric Mandolin

March 1, 2016
Fender’s electric mandolin was endorsed by leading musicians of the day, yet it never achieved the popularity of traditional Gibson acoustic mandos.
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FEAT

The Recording Guitarist: How to Apply Fairy Dust

January 7, 2016
Animate your recording with high-tuned instruments.
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Punch Brothers

The Punch Brothers’ Chris Eldridge and Chris Thile: Classically Blue(grass)

February 13, 2015
The progressive acoustic outfit teams up with a legendary producer to create the band’s most wildly interesting album yet, The Phosphorescent Blues.
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washburn-feat

NAMM '15 - Washburn Guitars Americana Series

February 13, 2015
Check out a whole new stash of mandolins, banjos, resos, and more.
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Eastwood

Eastwood Guitars Introduces the Warren Ellis MandoTenor

May 28, 2014
This initial Limited Edition Release of only 36 instruments ships in a tour ready custom fit hard shell case complete with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Warren Ellis.
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String Cheese Incident: Mile-High Melting Pot

May 22, 2014
The Colorado sextet perfect their multi-genre approach with a new album produced by a Talking Head.
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NAMM '13 - Veillette Guitars Grand 16" Baritone 12-String, Merlin, Flyer, & Gryphon 12-String Demos

February 18, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, where he visits the Veillette Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their four newest instruments -- Grand 16" Baritone 12-String, Merlin, Flyer, & Gryphon 12-String.
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NAMM '13 - Ovation Guitars Adamas 2080ES, MM80-NWT Mandoline, and 2098-KOA4

February 13, 2013
PG's Rich Osweiler is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Ovation Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see the Adamas 2080ES, MM80-NWT Mandolin, and 2098-KOA4.
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Famous Guitar, Mandolin in Limbo

October 1, 2007
Instruments paid for with fraudulent money
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