MandoBird
SID06060086
Epiphone MandoBird - gold flake
SI050201028
MandoBird
S105020XXXX
Epiphone MandoBird - gold flake
SI050203714
MandoBird
SJ04070398
Epiphone MandoBird IV. $500–550.
In its day, the Epiphone MandoBird made itself heard loud and clear in the e-mando market. It's known for being affordable and not terribly high-end, but it has served well as a gateway instrument to pique the interest of players and audiences alike. Some players—including no less a professional than the phenomenal Carrie Rodriguez—find that a MandoBird meets their musical needs perfectly.
     Although discontinued, the MandoBird has lost none of its appeal. They don't come up for sale as often as you might imagine, and when available they tend to be snapped up quickly. Mahogany body with mahogany bolt-on neck. Single-coil pickup and tone & volume controls. I have six, count 'em, six MandoBird IVs available:
  1. Serial number SID06060086. Black. This MandoBird is used but in good shape, with minor dings and surface scratches, and a blemish on the end of the headstock. Gig bag included. See more photos, call 425/772-0231, or for more information. $550 plus shipping.
  2. Serial number SI050401028. Gold Flake. Used but clean and sparkly. Many financial advisors these days are telling their clients to buy gold. All I'm suggesting is that you follow that advice to its logical conclusion. Why stop at precious metals? Gig bag included. See more photos, call 425/772-0231, or for more information. $550 plus shipping.
  3. Serial number SI05020XXXX. Candy Apple Red. This MandoBird is used but in excellent shape, with only minor player wear. The only problem is that someone gouged out the last four digits of the serial number. Gig bag included. See more photos, call 425/772-0231, or for more information. $550 plus shipping.
  4. Serial number SI050203714. Gold Flake. Used. Slight player wear. A minor chip on the headstock and a couple more on the treble side, but in excellent condition otherwise. Could be the wisest investment you'll make all year. Gig bag included. See more photos, call 425/772-0231, or for more information. $500 plus shipping.
  5. Serial number SJ04070398. Sunburst. Used. Almost but not quite mint, with minor plectrum wear but no significant nicks, scratches, or bumps. Darker sunburst than usual. Gig bag included. See more photos, call 425/772-0231, or for more information. $550 plus shipping.