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Manson 8-String Mandolin
General Specs
Body: Carved spruce, koa back, extended F-holes, cream binding
Finish: Gloss sunburst
Neck: Koa
Fingerboard: Ebony, with dot inlays
Frets: 24
Headstock: Blackface, cream binding, triquetra sigil on truss rod cover
Tuners: Schaller
Pickguard: None
Years in use: 2010-2010
Website: http://www.andy
manson.com/
 
Andy Manson built this F-Style 8-String Mandolin for John Paul Jones in 1997. This is his primary mandolin and travels with him. He has used it on the 2000 Leg of his Zooma tour for That's The Way/Going To California, in studio and on stage for The Thunderthief for Hoediddle, with Julie Felix in 2002, at Guitar Wars in 2003, with the Mutual Admiration Society in 2004, with Robyn Hitchcock in 2005, with Uncle Earl in 2006, at Bonnaroo & Merlefest in 2007, at Christmas Jam in 2008, with Sara Watkins in 2009 and with the Dave Rawlings Machine in 2010.

Photos

Manson 8-String Mandolin
 
Manson 8-String Mandolin
 
Manson 8-String Mandolin
John Paul Jones, March 09, 2000, House Of Blues, Orlando, Florida
Manson 8-String Mandolin
John Paul Jones & Julie Felix, April 12, 2002, Borders Bookshop, London, England
Manson 8-String Mandolin
John Paul Jones & Paul Gilbert, Going To California, August 29, 2003, Akasaka Blitz, Tokyo, Japan
Manson 8-String Mandolin
John Paul Jones, July 31, 2004, Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles, California
Manson 8-String Mandolin
John Paul Jones, September 26, 2005, Barbican Hall, London, England
Manson 8-String Mandolin
John Paul Jones, February 23, 2006, W Hotel, Great Rooms, Seattle, Washington
Manson 8-String Mandolin
John Paul Jones, April 26, 2007, Merlefest 2007, Wilkes Community College, Watson Stage, Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Manson 8-String Mandolin
John Paul Jones, December 12, 2008, Christmas Jam, Asheville Civic Center, Asheville, North Carolina
Manson 8-String Mandolin
John Paul Jones, October 02, 2009, Austin City Limits Musical Festival, Zilker Park, Austin Ventures Stage, Austin, Texas
Manson 8-String Mandolin
John Paul Jones, Dave Rawlings & Gillian Welch, September 17, 2010, Troxy, London, England
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