The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Other Stringed Instruments

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-12-2019, 08:33 AM
Shortfinger Shortfinger is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: FL & NY & IL
Posts: 750
Default What instrument used in the solo

At about the five minute mark? Electric uke?

And watch Ms Hull play that mandolin! Saw her recently.

https://youtu.be/lIdfulZ1c5c
__________________
______________________________________
Gene Davis
Naples, FL


1972 Martin D18
Fender PM-2 all-mahogany parlor
Yamaha LS-TA with sunburst finish
Too many ukeleles
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-12-2019, 08:49 AM
Rudy4 Rudy4 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,507
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shortfinger View Post
At about the five minute mark? Electric uke?

And watch Ms Hull play that mandolin! Saw her recently.

https://youtu.be/lIdfulZ1c5c
Ronnie McCoury is playing a Fender electric mandolin.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-12-2019, 11:26 AM
Inyo Inyo is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 1,235
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rudy4 View Post

Ronnie McCoury is playing a Fender electric mandolin.
It's a four-string Fender Mandocaster, in actual fact.

Sierra Hull plays one now and then. See her explanation of one beginning at around the 1:56 mark.

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-12-2019, 01:07 PM
Slim Zooms Slim Zooms is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 84
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Inyo View Post
It's a four-string Fender Mandocaster, in actual fact.

Sierra Hull plays one now and then. See her explanation of one beginning at around the 1:56 mark.

Sierra Hull is a brilliant young musician. I was fortunate enough to see her on tour with Ron Block (Union Station) a few years ago and she is some picker!
__________________
2018 Gibson J-45
2016 Gibson J-29
1964 Epiphone Texan
2007 BSG GJ-27 12 string
2005 BSG J-27

Plus some Takamines, an old Yamaha and an old S.Yairi
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-12-2019, 08:13 PM
Rudy4 Rudy4 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,507
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Inyo View Post
It's a four-string Fender Mandocaster, in actual fact.

Sierra Hull plays one now and then. See her explanation of one beginning at around the 1:56 mark.

In actual fact Fender introduced the instrument as a "4 string electric mandolin" (no model name!) in their marketing catalogs.

"Mandocaster" is the name adopted by players, not Fender.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-13-2019, 11:27 AM
Inyo Inyo is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 1,235
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rudy4 View Post
In actual fact Fender introduced the instrument as a "4 string electric mandolin" (no model name!) in their marketing catalogs.

"Mandocaster" is the name adopted by players, not Fender.
In actual fact, both names are presently valid. If you prefer to defer to big company marketing campaigns, you'll like "electric mandolin" instead of Mandocaster.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-13-2019, 08:31 PM
Rudy4 Rudy4 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,507
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Inyo View Post
In actual fact, both names are presently valid. If you prefer to defer to big company marketing campaigns, you'll like "electric mandolin" instead of Mandocaster.
If I preferred big company marketing campaigns then I'd refer to the Eastman Mandocaster, as they are the only company to reserve "Mandocaster" as a trademark.

Fender has never produced a "Mandocaster", even though the term is certainly the common vernacular for the instrument. Fender made these for 20 years, sold a bucket-load of them, and never once added "Mandocaster" to the headstock in the same way all their other instruments are identified by name. There's Broadcasters, Telecasters, Stratocasters, and zero Mandocasters.

You felt the need to correct my "error" of calling it an electric mandolin (i.e. "In actual fact...") when that is exactly what it is.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Other Stringed Instruments

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=