Kent 744 8-string electric. $600.
Made in Japan in the 1960s, the Kent 744 is an
iconic and functional classic. The 16-inch scale
inspires some players to set them up as mandolas,
but this one currently has ultralight mandolin
strings. (Any heavier and it's kind of like
playing a cheese slicer.) I have a soft spot for
the 744: not only does it look terrific, but a
744 was the first instrument I ever sold on
This is a standard sunburst model in good condition, with
original pickup and screw-on tailpiece cover. Outrageous
5-ply binding all the way around. Standard gig bag included, or upgrade
to custom gig bag or hardshell case. Will
cheerfully set it up as a mandola if requested.
for more information. $600.