Fender Five String Electric Mandolin FM-60E
Nice Fender Five String Mandolin. Plays well with no
problems. Same fourteen inch scale as my acoustic mandolins.
I have a mandola and my mandolins. I will put up my
mandola on to this website soon. For you who are not
as familiar with the mandolin family the mandolin
is tuned (G-D-A-E) and the mandola is tuned (C-G-D-A). The
two instruments overlap by one string higher (E) on the mandolin
and one string lower (C) on the mandola. Both instruments
share the exact same (G-D-A) strings.
This five string mandolin is actually both instruments the
mandolin and mandola combined.
I guess you could call it a mandolinola. It is
tuned (C-G-D-A-E). The added fifth "C" string
offers an extended low-end range, which provides the flexibility
work and a wider possible array of chord voicing's.
The FM-60E has a chambered body with
a flame maple top with a sunburst finish, and solid basswood
and back. It
also features a maple neck and rosewood fingerboard, dual
coil pickups and master volume and tone controls.
This has been sold.