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Old 06-19-2024, 12:17 PM
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A little more than your budget but a good choice from a good seller: https://themandolinstore.com/product...usticelectric/
That would certainly do the job, JG. Maybe you could go mow a couple of lawns.
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Old 06-19-2024, 12:20 PM
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The MD-4xx Eastman's have a mahogany back/sides, which is not traditional, and may have a mellower sound . . . .
Right. It won't have the chop of a solid maple mando. That matters for bluegrass, for other styles not necessarily.
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Old 06-19-2024, 12:23 PM
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in that context would an Eastman ERM El Rey be met with torches and cries of 'heresy' ?

https://www.eastmanguitars.com/er_m
That's what I think of as an acoustic/electric mandolin (hollow body, magnetic pickup), but I think JG is just looking for an F-style acoustic with a piezo in it.
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Old 06-19-2024, 02:40 PM
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FWIW, I play an Eastman El Rey live on occasion and it's great fun.
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Old 06-20-2024, 07:26 PM
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That would certainly do the job, JG. Maybe you could go mow a couple of lawns.
Hilarious man you are!! Owning 3 companies and a factory in South America I'll see if some of the neighbors would like to see my fat *** cutting their lawns....I'll report my findings! :-)

Well I made my decision and like always exceeded my budget but I am thrilled with my choice. After visiting with a friend who had a few to kanoodle around with I picked up an Eastman 615-CLA. While I'd love to show you photos I am STILL struggling how to post these **** things.

FWIW I am a Charter member and cant attach a jpeg because of some friggin security token and I while I have IMGUR, for whatever reason my links I use to attach photos dont upload

PS: if anyone can help with this I would be MOST grateful!!

Here is a link from Eastmans web site (if this works LOL)

https://www.eastmanguitars.com/md615
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Old 06-20-2024, 07:43 PM
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Here she is
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I can only echo what others have said - if itís gotta be new (not used) and itís gotta have a scroll AND itís gotta be in the $1 k price range, youíve forced yourself into a tight box.

Now adding that it has to come with an installed pickup - well good luck.

Iíve got several mandolins, mandola, octave mandolins and mandocello. Some F, some A. All have JJB pickups which Iíve installed. All get gigged. Some were bought used or as ďfloor models.Ē

If you can find a used Morris or Silverangle itíll be the best bang for your buck out there. Add a JJB or K&K and a decent preamp and youíre set.
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Hilarious man you are!! Owning 3 companies and a factory in South America I'll see if some of the neighbors would like to see my fat *** cutting their lawns....I'll report my findings! :-) . . . .[/url]
Oh! Then maybe sell off one or two of your properties. Quicker than cutting grass, and it should cover the guitar and fresh strings!

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. . . If you can find a used Morris or Silverangle it’ll be the best bang for your buck out there. Add a JJB or K&K and a decent preamp and you’re set.
Yup. That's what I'd do.
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Old 06-21-2024, 08:57 AM
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Oh! Then maybe sell off one or two of your properties. Quicker than cutting grass, and it should cover the guitar and fresh strings!
My wife says I need the exercise and is taking a collection from neighbors to get me to cut the lawns :-)
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Yup. That's what I'd do.
Certainly good advice but I've already made the purchase!
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