Don Kawalek "Kit" Octave Mandolin New "French Polish" Satin Shellac

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This was my "Pandemic" therapy project!! I built this from a kit put together by Don Kawalek in West Virginia.  It's all solid woods: walnut back and sides, redwood top, and nice flamed maple binding!  I added some German made, Shertler tuners, and very cool, cast tailpiece, from Northfield Mandolins!  Inside I installed a K&K mandolin passive pickup, (one of the best passive pickups made), that give it a totally acoustic sounding amplified output! Some specs: Nut width - 1.25"  Scale length - 22.75"  Lower bout - 12.75"  Body depth - 3 1/8"                        Body length - 17"
I found a "Carion" hard shell case.  Random name, and odd logo  . . . but good, solid built case, with plenty of storage and excellent hardware. Has a great sound, for my first kit project. . . . . . but I am a guitar / mandolin player, and can't really do this instrument justice as a performer. . . . . . so thought I'd pass it along to a true octave mandolin / Celtic player! Will be well packed, and fully insured for total value when shipped!

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Listeda month ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • Don Kawalek "Kit"
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