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Travel 5 'Burst' Electric Mandolin Solid Body eMando

Travel 5 'Burst' Electric Mandolin Solid Body eMando

£895.00Price

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Satin Nitrocellulose 'Tobacco Burst' Open Grain Finish

Multi Laminate Thru Body Neck

Walnut & Ash Construction

Dual Action Heel Adjust Truss Rod

Mother Of Pearl Dot Inlays

Bound Fingerboard with Nibs

Handcut Bone Nut

Handwound Almuse 'Classic' Pickup

Volume Control

Coil Split Switching

Switchcraft Jack Socket

Removalble Strap Arm

Standard Scale Length

 

Height 60cm (24")

Weight 1.1kg (2.44lb)

 

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Introducing our Travel series of full scale thru-neck eMandos. 

No compromise in the acclaimed Belmuse build quality or construction materials results in a robust yet high quality instrument that's ideal for a range of situations; whether taking it out on the road, sitting round the house, visiting friends, local jam session, backstage, tour bus or hotel room.​

Featuring a natural thigh carve on the lower bout for seated playing & to prevent the dreaded neck dive inherent in any compact body design stood up, we have added a removable strap arm which brings the upper strap button into the conventional position: allowing complete ease of movement and that familar feel on stage.

To streamline the design and optimise the ergonomics both jack socket & volume control are easily accessible on the end of the instrument & a series/parallel micro switch is recessed into the upper bout.

 

Thru-neck designs are inherently stronger than a bolt on and are far less likely to be affected by temperature & humidity changes. Due to the nature of neck-through instruments, they tend to have better craftsmanship than their bolt-on counterparts.

It takes time to make these instruments, and doing it wrong can potentially ruin the entire project, which is why you typically see neck-through-body options on more expensive instruments, like high-end production models and custom shop designs.

For mass-produced guitars, bolt-on is much easier and cost-effective to make compared to neck-through-body, and this is why it’s the preferred choice for many manufacturers and millions of consumers.

Unfortunately, this can also mean that those guitars don’t have as much attention to detail and care than neck-through models.

However, this isn’t always the case, and it’s highly dependent on the models that you’re comparing. Neck-through guitars are almost always more expensive than a bolt-on one that is at a similar level. The same goes for comparing neck-through vs. set-neck.

This is because of the craftsmanship mentioned before and the time it takes for a luthier to make one. With bolt-on guitars, attaching the neck onto the guitar is quite straightforward, and it doesn’t take nearly as much work to put together.

Additionally, the parts don’t need to be made and assembled at the same spot, but that’s not the case with neck-throughs.

You’re paying extra for the look, consistency, and quality that comes from the attention that making a neck-through requires, and that’s why you’ll typically see this kind of work on mid-to-high-end instruments.

 

All our 5 string eMandos feature a dual action truss rod, radiused fingerboard, 2mm width fretwire, 14 1/2" (370mm) scale length, 1 1/4" (32mm) nut width, handcut bone nuts and come with intonation fully-set and ultra-low string action.

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Luthier Built & Handcrafted

Every aspect of this investment grade solid body electric mandolin has been hand crafted inhouse at our rural workshop outside Downham Market in Norfolk, England.  The selection of tonewoods, the neckcarve, fret pressing, levelling and dressing, inlaying, slotting the bone nut, our unique nickel plated TOM bridges, the nitro cellulose spraying, polishing, wiring, our own custom wound pickups and on to the final setup & testing - each instrument is completely individual.  Every build includes a part of me.

SKU: TRAVEL5
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