Matthew Bivins
plays with Jump Little Children, based in Winston-Salem, N.C. He's playing a Blue Star Mandoblaster above, but writes: "I had my current electric mandolin 5-string (tuned DADAE, a cittern tuning, but great for power chords) built by Brad Armstrong, an electric stringed instrument maker from Duncan, S.C., who calls his company 'Eclectic.' Very nice fellow. ... When he told me that he could make a five-stringed hot pink mandolin with a miniature SG body [below] I let him at it."