Instrument Details

Novax 5 String Mandolin Alder, Fan Fret
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Novax
Product Year
1992
Model
5 String Electric Mandolin
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
2613
Condition
Excellent, no real wear at all. Very clean.
Body Type(s)
A-Style
Back & Sides
Alder
Top
Alder
Neck Wood
Maple
Bridge
Ebony
Fingerboard
Maple
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
24
Headplate
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
None
Tuners
Gotoh
Tuner Finish
Black
Cutaway
Double Cutaway
Pickup
2 Bartolini Single-Coils
Body Length
14.125 in
Upper Bout
8 in
Lower Bout
10.25 in
Body Depth Heel
2 in
Body Depth Tail
2 in
Scale Length
15 in
Scale Length (mm)
381 mm
Nut Width
1.5 in
Nut Width (mm)
38.1 mm
String Spacing
1.88 in
String Spacing (mm)
47.752 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

Novax Guitars and Basses are multiscale innovators. Long known to be the guitar of choice for the incredible Charlie Hunter, Novax delivers toneful instruments with great fit and finish -- consistently. This fan-fret 5 String Electric Mandolin is a rare bird indeed. Very few were ever produced, which is a bit of a mystery, because this is one seriously cool and original instrument. From the modern shape, to the great sounding pickups, this little guy has killer looks and a sound that will make your jaw drop.

Many of you know I love multiscale instruments, the even tension, improved intonation and natural feel are the benefits to the player. Time and time again we hand clients multiscale instruments and they are surprised how much they DON"t feel the difference, but enjoy the benefits. This little Mando is a player's beast. Fast neck, great tone and look that will set you apart on stage.
 
It's fun playing a five-string electric mandolin. The tuning is CGDAE so it covers the range of the mandola and the mandolin opening up amazing possibilities for the electric player. The multiscale design makes the tension even on all of the strings which really helps the playability. It would be a blast to put this through the same kinds of effects one might use on electric guitar. My sample was made using a clean unaltered tone so that the great pickup tone could be heard, but this little guy can scream when running on overdrive.
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SCALE LENGTH 15 in
NUT WIDTH 1.5 in
STRING SPACING 1.88 in
WOODS ALDER,
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Novax Guitars and Basses are multiscale innovators. Long known to be the guitar of choice for the incredible Charlie Hunter, Novax delivers toneful instruments with great fit and finish -- consistently.
 

Many of you know I love multiscale instruments, the even tension, improved intonation and natural feel are the benefits to the player. Time and time again we hand clients multiscale instruments and they are surprised how much they DON"t feel the difference, but enjoy the benefits.
 
It's fun playing a five-string electric mandolin. The tuning is CGDAE so it covers the range of the mandola and the mandolin opening up amazing possibilities for the electric player.
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