Need something mandolin-related (electric or otherwise)? If you can't find it below, it probably can't be found. If you want me to add a link, just .
For the luthier seeking to build a Mandocaster-type instrument, the most elusive of all e-mando parts is the 4- or 5-string bridge/tailpiece. The paucity of this one part has led many first-time e-mando builders into all sorts of Frankensteinian/cannibalistic endeavors that I won't describe here. (Pro builders, at least the ones I've talked to, either machine their own bridges or have them custom-made.) Fortunately, I have finally located one U.S. source and a possible UK source, and here they are:
Andrew Jerman 4-string bridge
Jerman bridge specs
Ever wanted to make your own electric octave mandolin from a mini-guitar kit? These instructions show you exactly how. You can also order kits from Moongazer Music and the International Violin Co.
This is a complex subject that deserves its own page.
Most other parts you'll need to build an electric mandolin are available from the following sources:
Case Covers and Gig Bags