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Eastman ER-M El Rey Mandolin w/ Hardshell Case -SOLD-


The mandolin’s status in the world of acoustic fretted instruments is indisputable. The time has come to make an electric model that stands on its own merits. This new Eastman ER-M El Rey mandolin is an adaptation of the classic archtop guitar designed by master luthier Otto D’Ambrosio roughly 15 years ago. D’Ambrosio, who named the model after his old band, has found the development of this series the beginning of a new era.

The build includes a solid block chambered mahogany back, a maple top with the f-holes, and the signature El Rey contoured cutaway; while electric features include a Lollar humbucker pickup custom designed for the El Rey. The shape, string length and tuning are very much what you’d expect from a traditional mandolin. But the sound offers a whole new electric edge. The clarity and signal strength of the original Lollar designed pickup opens a world of possibilities when introduced to the nearly endless offering of FX pedals available in today’s marketplace.

At Sun Valley Guitars, our setups are legendary. With 15+ years of perfecting our setup, and thousands of Mandolins set up meticulously by Sun Valley Guitars Owner, Brian Farmer, you know when your Mandolin arrives, it’s going to play and sound great! To learn more about our setups, please visit our setup page here. Also feel free to give us a call if you have questions.

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  • Body Top: SolidMaple
  • Body Back/Sides: Solid One Piece Mahogany
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Pickups: Lollar Mandolin Humbucker
  • Nut: Bone 1 3/32″
  • Bridge: Adjustable Compensated Ebony Bridge
  • Inlay: Pearl El Rey Thumbnails
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
  • Truss Rod: Single Acting
  • Binding: Top
  • Binding Material: Ivoroid
  • Logo: Headstock
  • Inlay: Pearl El Rey Thumbnails
  • Finish: Gloss Finish
  • Hardware Color: Nickel
  • Tailpiece: Cast Aluminum
  • String Spacing: 1 5/8″
  • Pickup: Custom Lollar Mandolin Humbucker
  • Tuners: Pingwell RM-1583N-26A
  • Strap Peg: Gotoh Nickel
  • Case: Hardshell case