Written by Andy Owens   
Wednesday, 18 April 2007

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This is Mavis, a four string electric mandolin that I made many years ago. As you can see, she has been around a bit, but there are lots of stories she could tell. She was mostly played regularly in the early 1980s when I was playing with some old friends in Austin in a band called The Foves ( This was a four piece band, mostly original, that played everything from straight ahead Bluegrass with drums to loud insane punk grass, so she fit in very nicely with that mix. I mostly played her with banjo pics, so as to be able to play lots of notes really fast and loud.