Blue Star Custom Deluxe Mandoblaster - Electric Mandolin

Bluestar Mandoblaster

Bluestar Mandoblaster

Bruce Herron build me this little masterpiece.
This Mandoblaster is pure joy to play!

What might appear to be a rather classic mini-telecaster shape, proofs to be a clever ergonomic design. It has the right mix of scale, weight, string gauges and action. Bruce gave it a transparant finish (on my request) which looks awesome with the chrome hardware.

These are the specs:

  • Solid 2-piece Poplar Body
  • Thru body 4-piece adjustable bridge
  • Maple neck with East Indian Rosewood fingerboard, Gibson 14" scale
  • Dunlop Mandolin fretwire
  • Mother of Pearl markers
  • Bone nut
  • 14-1 quality import bolt-thru tuners
  • single coil pickup
  • one volume and one tone control
  • translucent black utilitarian finish
  • stainless steel fasteners
  • strung .010, .013, .026w, .036w

I play all styles and techniques with this instrument. From traditional Celtic to Rock slide. It accomodates it all very well (I restring for slide in open-G).
The "ringing" sound of this instrument gives it a very delicate character, which prevents it from getting too muddy when cranked up and distorted.
This is a versatile, adaptive and flexible mandolin, which turns heads and make people smile. An eyecatcher with a great voice.

You can find the standard models at Elderly, but you'll have to contact Bruce for the Custom builds.

Bluestar Mandoblaster

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