Weighs in at only 3.85lbs - This one still has its original hardshell Fender case! These are getting super hard to find!
Here is a nice history of the Fender Electric Mandolins from guitarhq.com
1956 Electric Mandolin specs:
Contoured ash body, two-color sunburst or blond finish.
Anodized aluminum pickguard.
Serial number on neck plate (numbers do not follow standard Fender conventions).
One piece maple neck.
1958 Electric Mandolin specs:
Contoured alder body replaces ash.
Three color sunburst finish (red added).
Mid 1959 Electric Mandolin specs:
Slab Rosewood fingerboard.
Celluloid tortoise three layer pickguard.
"Original Contour Body" decal added to peghead.
1965 Electric Mandolin specs:
Gold Fender decal thicker than previous "spaghetti" logo.
Plastic tortoise three layer pickguard replaces celluloid.
1970 Electric Mandolin specs:
No "Original Contour Body" decal on peghead.
1972 Electric Mandolin specs:
Sunburst finish only.
1974 Electric Mandolin specs:
Black 3 ply pickguard replaces white.
1976 Electric Mandolin (Fender Mandocaster) discontinued.
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