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      Fender MandoStrat 8 8-String Mandolin (J05562)
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Easy-to-play electric mandolin with clear output.

With an upgraded design for modern players, Fender’s new eight-string Mando-Strat 8 has the unmistakably chiming ring of a traditional mandolin and the charmingly distinctive design style of Fender’s four-string electric mandolins of the 1950s and ’60s.

Features include eight strings arranged in four courses, a solid alder body, 13-7/8 scale length, maple neck with “C”-shaped profile and Fender Villager™ headstock, 24-fret rosewood fingerboard, specially designed pickup with knurled chrome “flat-top” volume and tone controls, three-ply tortoiseshell pickguard, vintage-style adjustable bridge with two threaded steel saddles, vintage-style tuners with aged white buttons, and elegant Three-color Sunburst gloss finish.

Cases for this item are sold separately.

Fender MandoStrat 8 8-String Mandolin Features:

  • Solid alder body with 3-color sunburst
    13-7/8" scale maple neck with C profile
    Specially designed electric mandolin pickup
    Eight strings (four courses), volume and tone controls


Fender MandoStrat 8 8-String Mandolin Specifications:

  • Model Name: Mando-Strat® 8, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst
    Model Number: 0968645032
    Series: Folk Music Instruments
    MSRP: $549.99
    Color: 3-Color Sunburst

    Body
    Body Material: Alder
    Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
    Body Shape: Mandolin

    Neck
    Neck Material: Maple
    Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
    Neck Shape: "V" Shape
    Scale Length: 13.78" (350 mm)
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Number of Frets: 24
    String Nut: Synthetic Bone
    Nut Width: 1.18" (30 mm)
    Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot

    Electronics
    Controls: Volume, Tone

    Hardware
    Bridge: 2-Saddle Vintage-Style Adjustable with Threaded Steel Saddles
    Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
    Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Aged White Plastic Buttons
    Pickguard: Tortoiseshell

    Miscellaneous
    Unique Features: "Hockey Stick" Headstock Design, Knurled Chrome Flat-Top Control Knobs


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  • Fender mandostrat makes old man smile...

    As reviewed by STEPHEN on 6/14/2014

    Wow! This thing is so cool! I was waiting to be disappointed with this inexpensive imported instrument, but after tuning and playing for a few moments I found myself giggling like a little girl. Then I plugged into the Roland. Once again, I was not disappointed. Nice fat frets adorn the flat Fender style fretboard. The old Fender Villager style peghead looks bitchen. Wish I still had my old Villager 6 string. It's nice enough to me that I'm suprised Fender did't bother to make a hard shell case for it. Acousticly I like the sound. Especially late at nite when all are asleep its comes in crisp and clear alone in my room. I've had this item for only 4 days and I know it's a keeper. The only issue for me was the string height came in more than little a little bit high which is easy'ly remedied with a simple bridge height adjustment. Neck looks straight as an Fender arrow. My opinion is for the price I find this stratolin, mandostrat, an excellent minor investment that experienced, seasoned players will appreciate and it looks great next my Breedloves, Michael Kelly's, and Washburn. I am so satisfied with this purchase that I'm now saving for the FM62E followed by a Godin A8! I must consume mass quantities of these fabulous products before its too late!!! Once you get the must have more mandolins bug, its hard to shake. Thank you for reading this review and I hope It assists you in your next mandolin purchase.

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  • Wail On This Thing!

    As reviewed by Ed on 10/23/2014

    Great little cheap electric mando. I've had an acoustic mandolin for about 20 years and I needed an electric for a new project. Needed tuning up out of the box, but that's about it. The pickup works well. No feedback because it is a solid body unlike most of the others. I find you have to roll off a little treble, but it is better to have too much than too little. Straight neck, good intonation. The main thing I like is the very strat-like cutout in the body. Not terribly traditional, but quite functional. You can lean into it with your right arm and play the thing comfortably. Well done, Fender.

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