Indiana's Andrew Jerman
enjoys an excellent reputation for building affordable
electric mandolins with high-quality
materials and components. On the other hand, he doesn't build full time,
so his stuff is hard to find.
Here's a bit of an experiment: originally built as an 8-string octave mandolin,
this instrument has been converted by the builder to a 5-string
baritone mandolin for GDAEB tuning.
Semi-hollow mahogany body with flame maple cap in bright red. Maple neck with ebony fretboard,
Single-action truss rod.
Custom hardtail bridge with
individual saddles. A pair of twin-rail humbuckers with volume and tone controls,
selector switch and series/parallel switch.
Following the conversion work, this instrument has new electronics and a
completely new finish job, so it's in excellent condition. A Jerman e-mando offers as much bang for the buck as any solidbody
electric available today. Gig bag included.
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for more information. $1,400 plus shipping.