#1
Okay, so its not exactly a guitar. Anyway, I have a fairly cheapo mandolin that I'd be interested in making an electric mandolin. Now, if I buy the pickup and jack and all that, I know how to wire and and such, I just want to know, if I drill a hole into the side of that mandolin, is it gonna asplode?
#2
Use a strap button jack plug like they have on the accoustic/electric guitars, you just need to widen the existing hole a bit.
#4
not at all, use a brad point bit and go slow. If you can, put some scrap behind the side where the bit is going to come out to avoid tearout.
Just call me Julius, J, etc.
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