Fender Custom Shop Master Built Custom ’50s Electric Mandolin NOS – Surf Green with Envy (One of One)/2021 Winter Custom Shop Online Event #28

Serial Number: GWE21-04
Weight: 3 lbs 13 oz

In 1956, following the success of the Telecaster, Precision Bass, and Stratocaster, Fender introduced the Electric Mandolin. The tiny solidbody had the same bolt-on neck construction as Fender’s previous offerings, along with tuners mounted on one side of the headstock. It was tuned to the same pitch as a standard mandolin, but used only four single strings, rather than four pairs. Its solitary single-coil pickup was housed in a plastic shell, and the Telecaster-style volume and tone control knobs were mounted on a gold anodized aluminum pickguard. The strings were top-loaded on the bridge plate, going over two adjustable bridge saddles.

This particular instrument was on display at the 2021 Fender Custom Shop Winter Online Event In Corona, California. We were lucky enough to acquire this show piece for Eddies’s Guitars.

Other specifications include:

  • Model # 9216088744
  • NOS Lacquer Finish
  • 2-Piece Select Ash Body
  • Rift Sawn Maple Neck with 10/56 “V” Back-Shape
  • Maple Fingerboard
  • 7.25″ Radius
  • 21 Banjo Frets
  • Curtis Novak Electric Mandolin Pickup
  • Vintage Wiring
  • 1-Ply Eggshell Pickguard
  • 2-Saddle Vintage-Style Adjustable Bridge with Steel Barrel Saddles
  • Vintage-Style Tuning Machines
  • Bone Nut
  • Disc String Tree
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Strap; Cable; Polishing Cloth
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • 3 lbs 13 oz
  • Master Built By: Paul Waller
  • #GWE21-04

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