With an upgraded design for modern players, Fenderâs new eight-string Mando-Strat 8 has the unmistakably chiming ring of a traditional mandolin and the charmingly distinctive design style of Fenderâ... Read More
With an upgraded design for modern players, Fenderâs new eight-string Mando-Strat 8 has the unmistakably chiming ring of a traditional mandolin and the charmingly distinctive design style of Fenderâs four-string electric mandolins of the 1950s and â60s.
Features include eight strings arranged in four courses, a solid alder body, 13-7/8 scale length, maple neck with âCâ-shaped profile and Fender Villagerâ¢ headstock, 24-fret rosewood fingerboard, specially designed pickup with knurled chrome âflat-topâ 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.
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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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