1956 FenderMandocaster – Blond

Here we have a wonderful example of a first-year 1956 Fender Mandocaster! This Electric Mandolin features a beautiful Blond finish over Ash body with a gold anodized guard. These almost look like mini Stratocasters, hence the nickname! Complete with four strings and a mini single coil pickup, this Mandocaster sings like a bird. Except for some nicks and dings, this completely original Fender oddity is in wonderful condition for its age and would be a welcomed addition for any Fender fan!

Overall Condition:  9.5, small marks and wear to the pickguard hold this from a perfect 10, but it’s certainly fit for any museum!


  • Finish Details: Blond, Original, Near Mint Condition, A couple of small marks
  • Body Material: Ash
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Fretboard Material: Maple
  • Neck Profile: Hard V
  • Weight: 2 lbs 15 oz
  • Scale Length: 13-3/4"
  • Pickup Readings: 4.68K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Original, Great Condition, Light wear and patina to gold guard
  • Nut Width: 1-1/8”
  • Includes: Original Tweed Case, Original Case Key

Sku: F100


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