Buy a Rigel is a dealer for Rigel Mandolins—until these are gone, anyway. If you hadn't heard, Rigel ceased operations in mid-August 2006. Nonetheless, these are some of the world's best acoustic/electric mandolins, combining innovative design with expert craftsmanship. They'll only get harder to find, so buy now.


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Resophonic, Cremona sunburst. $2,300.
A 9-inch spider cone mounted in a G110-style body. Rigel made very few of these. No pickup, but as loud as it is, you won't need one. Terrific vintage-style, heavy-duty, brown alligator Tolex–covered hardshell rectangular case.
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1997 S100, tobacco sunburst. $2,300.
The sound and looks of the G110, but a little more affordable. Nickel hardware, clear maple back, with Rigel's signature playability, design, and engineering. Great tone and killer looks.
     This is a very clean example, with no significant player wear. Has an after-market bridge with synthetic-ivory saddle, but a Rigel Loar-style ebony bridge (unslotted) is included. Plays and sounds just like a G110, and has the old slim Rigel neck profile. Comes in a black Protec semi-hardshell case.
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All Rigel mandolins feature the following appointments:
A comfortable, easy-playing fretboard with a compound radius, which runs from 9.75 inches at the nut to 15.5 inches at the fingerboard extension. The bridge saddle is radiused as well at roughly 18 to 19 inches.
A piezo soundboard pickup with an endpin jack.
High-quality Grover tuners, a Lloyd Loar–style bridge, and a specially designed cast tailpiece for easy string changes.
Rigel's patented construction, including a solid, beveled one-piece rim and custom bracing system (a hybrid of tone bars and X-bracing).
A hardshell case.
     Sales tax of 8.9 percent will be added to orders within Washington state. I will ship anywhere within the United States and Canada. You pay for shipping by the carrier of your choice: FedEx, UPS, or U.S. Postal Service. A 48-hour approval period is offered on any shipped mandolin. If you live in the greater Seattle area, you can arrange to try out any in-stock mandolin in person.
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