PDA

View Full Version : Mandoquin



ANP
08-08-2013, 03:37 PM
Hello Ukulele Underground,

I would like to introduce to you a new instrument that some ukulele players may be interested in, the mandoquin. It was designed mainly for steel string guitar players wanting a mandolin sound, but some ukulele players may also be interested. It is played much differently than you would a ukulele, as the player would probably want to use a pick. So it would be played more like a steel string guitar or mandolin but the tuning is the same as a ukulele. The scale length and fingerboard width are about the same as a tenor ukulele so I thought some of you might like to know about it. I put together a video to try and help explain it. I would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!

Andy Poe
www.poestrings.com (http://www.poestrings.com)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfYQuCYPfqM

mailman
08-08-2013, 04:10 PM
Hello Ukulele Underground,

I would like to introduce to you a new instrument that some ukulele players may be interested in, the mandoquin. It was designed mainly for steel string guitar players wanting a mandolin sound, but some ukulele players may also be interested. It is played much differently than you would a ukulele, as the player would probably want to use a pick. So it would be played more like a steel string guitar or mandolin but the tuning is the same as a ukulele. The scale length and fingerboard width are about the same as a tenor ukulele so I thought some of you might like to know about it. I put together a video to try and help explain it. I would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!

Andy Poe
www.poestrings.com (http://www.poestrings.com)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfYQuCYPfqM

Nice work, Andy! I think you're going to have a lot of interest in these!

RichM
08-08-2013, 04:27 PM
For those who have never heard of Andy Poe, he is a very, very fine builder of mandolins. For example, he built this little fellah that I own:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=56922&d=1376011646

chindog
08-08-2013, 04:33 PM
I like it! I like it very much!

lakesideglenn
08-08-2013, 04:49 PM
Ooooo...I want one!

ANP
08-10-2013, 08:14 AM
Thanks everyone for checking it out and for the feedback. I’m delighted that others share my excitement for the mandoquin. Surely it won’t be for everyone, but I think it could meet the needs of many.

Rich, Good to see Driftwood #8 “The Marlin” again. Hope you are enjoying it. It makes me happy that it is owned by someone that is also a ukulele enthusiast. All the best.

allanr
08-10-2013, 10:48 AM
Very cool instrument. Should have appeal to uke players and mando players.

Maybe with some experimentation with string gauges would allow you to post alternate tunings for it?

AKuker
08-10-2013, 01:02 PM
Wow! That's beautiful and I love the sound! Anyone here have an 8 string uke who can tell us how this compares?

ANP
08-13-2013, 05:26 AM
I uploaded a few videos of my friend playing the mandoquin. Just thought I would share them with you. Thanks!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_PN_g7vkEM

ANP
08-13-2013, 05:27 AM
Another


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qatP8yz8CTA

ANP
08-13-2013, 05:28 AM
One more


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_nVkgU9Jrk

fernandogardinali
08-13-2013, 05:32 AM
What's the big difference between the mandoquin and a mandola with proper strings to GCEA tuning?

ANP
08-13-2013, 05:39 AM
I wouldn’t call it a big difference. Mainly neck width and a more guitar/ukulele shaped neck. And proper compensation on the bridge saddle.

PhilUSAFRet
08-13-2013, 10:54 AM
That's a gorgeous instrument with a distinctive voice. Hope you make some smaller ones.