is perhaps best known
as the designer of the Miniflex line of internal instrument microphones.
But in the early 1980s, Ken was
the proprietor of Manzanita Music in Nevada City, Calif., and a
part-time luthier who built several electric mandolins, including
this 5-string. It reportedly weighs 4 lbs. 15 oz. and has remarkable
sustain. It has three EMG pickups, a bridge made by Stars Guitars
in San Francisco, and a neck made by Warmouth Guitar Products of
Blond finish on solid slab body with deep single
cutaway; mahogany neck; black pickguard.
Schaller tuners, tone and volume controls an 3-way pickup selector switch.
Through-body stringing; Strat-style bridge/tailpiece with individual saddles.
It has acquired its share of wear and some nicks and scratches over the past 35 years, but
is still in good playing shape. Comes with a handmade,
foam-lined hardshell case. This is a rare opportunity
at a custom instrument by a largely unheralded but
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