Michigan luthier Bruce Herron has been making fun,
affordable electric Blue Star Mandoblasters for
as long as I can remember, and that's quite a track
record. You may have seen Blue Stars in the hands
of pro players like Otis Taylor, Bucky Baxter (with
Bob Dylan), or Don Herron of BR5-49.
This 5-string Mandoblaster (serial number 142) features
a custom red "psycho-burst" phenolic finish, a single-coil
lipstick-tube pickup, 2-piece black/pearloid pickguard,
volume and tone controls, tuneable bridge with fully
adjustable saddles, 14" scale length, 1-3/8" nut
width, ebony fretboard with standard mandolin fretwire,
and 1-piece maple neck. The new list price on a Mandoblaster
is $850. Get one here for less.
Slight wear, including a small dent and two small dings
on the back, but excellent condition overall. Gig bag included,
or upgrade to a custom gig bag or hardshell case.
for more information. $550 plus shipping.