Tone Deaf
It's not a name I would have chosen, but I just might choose the mandolin. The mysterious builder writes: “The Tone Deaf design is an attempt to apply Les Paul guitar principles to the mandolin. This includes the carved maple top and mahogany body, radiused fretboard, two humbucker pickups, Tune-o-Matic bridge, and a stop tailpiece. It even uses the same kind of neck joint. The body shape was derived from the Gibson EM-200 Florentine while the headstock is a modified snakehead.”
     Tone Deafs are made in Wake Forest, North Carolina. This one features creme binding, a Honduras mahogany body, Barden two-tone pickups, grained ivoroid tuner knobs, and abalone fretboard inlays.