The first few seconds is acoustic then volume up and fiddling with the tone controls.

Build #27, Cèilidh (pronounced kay-lee), a mandocello/bouzouki sort of thing. 8 strings (4 unison courses), 25.5" scale, 22 frets, maple neck and rosewood fingerboard is made from an MGB 6-string blank, body is a book box from Hobby Lobby. The pickup is MGB's new Hot Tuna humbucker and the controls are volume, coil split, treble cut, bass cut, mid cut. Currently tuned modal D (ADAD).

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Comment by Korrigan on December 22, 2018 at 10:16pm

Thanks Bear! It's a magical beast indeed.

I'm in the middle of restringing it for E major tuning (E G# B E) so here's a tip for anybody using this kind of mandolin bridge... Don't waste your time looking for loop-end strings. If you are careful, you can use a pair of pliers to crush and remove the ball from a ball-end string... leaving you with a loop-end string.  : )

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on December 22, 2018 at 7:00pm

Never seen such a beast as this before. Sounds fantastic I must add! Awesome to see and hear something out of the ordinary. Love it. Merry Christmas to you too. 

Comment by Korrigan on December 20, 2018 at 3:38pm

Thanks Derek, Jim and Richard!

Comment by Richard Sundberg on December 20, 2018 at 10:26am
Your knocking it out of the park with your building skills, and playing if I do say say! She’s a beauty!
Comment by Jim Morris on December 20, 2018 at 6:40am

Wonderful unique sound! Well done!

Comment by Derek Rose on December 19, 2018 at 9:40pm

Gorgeous build and fine sounding!

Comment by Korrigan on December 19, 2018 at 9:23pm

I wouldn't go so far as to call it music but... thanks Nancy!

Comment by Nancy kat on December 19, 2018 at 12:04pm

Merry Christmas! Love the music and guit! Meowww^..^

Comment by Korrigan on December 18, 2018 at 7:31am

Thanks Dennis!

I've seen you builds and for sure you could build one. If I let lack of skill stop me I wouldn't build anything. lol

Just make sure you use a neck with a truss rod. Even though I like light string tension I've got about 145lbs on it.

Comment by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson on December 17, 2018 at 6:30pm

Love the sound, & a cool build. I don't think my skills are up to building one though let alone playing :(

The second riff you did reminds me of the folksy intro to The Sign of the Southern Cross by Ronnie J Dio, (Which turns into anything but folksy)

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