Mike Spicer
Resembles the 12-string Vox "mandoguitars" (and the Hammertone and Phantom copies thereof), but differs from them in one important respect: It's really a mandolin! It's semi-hollow, constructed of fir and masonite, and has a piezo pickup as well as a "lipstick tube" magnetic pickup. Available from Elderly Instruments. Spicer owners include Steve Earle, Melanie Doane, and Al Kooper. Mr. Spicer lives in Ontario and also builds Celtic-style acoustic mandolins and bouzoukis. Visit his Web page for details, or contact:

Spicer Mandolins
16 McKinstry Street
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Fax: 905/528-5667