Rick Felkel of West Monroe, Louisiana, is evidently retired from instrument building now.
When he was in business, he made well-built, serviceable, no-frills guitars and mandolins
from straight-grained woods, sold under the Elloree label—attracting lots of interest from players
seeking instruments that were both affordable and dependable.
Here's an Elloree electric 5-string mandolin typical of Rick's work. Solid body with twin cutaways,
rosewood fretboard with 16"
scale. Single-coil pickup and angle-cut pickguard. Hardtail bridge with individually tunable saddles. Nickel
hardware, natural finish. Used, but in good condition. As shown in the
photos, it's currently strung for a left-handed player, but I'll be glad
to restring it righty.
for more information. $500 plus shipping. 48-hour approval period.