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March 1, 2013 | Fender Mando-Strat review

We mentioned the release of the new Mando-Strat in January, the reincarnation of Fender's own classic Mandocaster. Needless to say, we are thrilled to see FMI enter the highly lucrative world of electric mandolins. They should be able to make hundreds of dollars.

All kidding aside, the Mando-Strat we bought off the shelf from a local dealer (they have three more, by the way) was ready to play off the hook. Based on our personal experience, we anticipate a much lower failure rate than the competitive Epiphone Mandobird. No rough fret ends, no wimpy E string. It came ready to rock, or in our case, swing.

Read more in our latest instrument review: Fender Mando-Strat Electric Mandolin

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Posted by Ted at March 1, 2013 5:26 AM


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