I walked by not one, but two John Page-era Custom Shop Strats after spying this mandolin in the corner of Emille's booth at the Dallas Guitar Show. I absolutely love odd Ovation guitars and truth be told, I wasn't aware that they even made mandolins, so when I spotted this little beauty, I was immediately smitten and it was for sure coming home to the Elk Cave with me.

This mandolin is pretty danged fun to play and big fingers or not, I had more than one ball trying to figure out my best Irish-sounding jigs. Now, I play the mandolin about like I play guitar: more practice is definitely needed. That said, one tends to throw caution to the wind when they're having fun, so I spent all the time I wanted to with this cool little baby, schedule and dirty looks be damned.

This mando is very clean, having only a light area of pick marks on the front and a finish check on each end of the bridge making it look like a smile. The frets have eons of life left and the instrument has been detailed and a new battery installed.

Please take a look at the photos, let us know if you have any questions and as always, we thank you for stopping by!

Southern Elk Music Co.

Southern Elk Music Co.

Cherry Sunburst
Original Hard
Southern Elk Music Co.
Ray Mauldin
Niceville, Florida
10:24 AM

We accept, Paypal payments, credit cards, bank wire transfers, personal checks, cashier checks, and of course, cash in a local pickup situation.

We ship via UPS Ground unless other arrangements are made. "General" costs are: Guitars and basses East of the Mississippi river- $55.00-$65.00 Guitars and basses West of the Mississippi river- $65.00-$75.00 Amps- to be determined. All shipping costs can be determined before shipment with a simple inquiry. Items must be returned within 24 hours (of notification of intent to return) in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.

All customers get a 48-hour, no-hassle return period. Our singular purpose is for you, the buying client to be more than satisfied with your purchase. If there is ever a problem with one of our items after receiving it, please email us at or call Ray Mauldin at 404-895-3459.