Video: Paul Gilbert Shreds on Electric Mandolin

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NorthernGuitar

Funny that my first comment along these lines was removed yesterday.

I think Paul was just having fun, its the person who write the post who's taking it seriously.

Fingerboard envy anyone?

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mooseboy

The thing that nobody has mentioned is that most of the notes that he's playing are totally outside of the mandolin's range. It is a good fake, though- my guess is that 97% of your typical beer drinking Lynyrd Skinhead fans wouldn't know the difference.

"Lez heer sum Freeburd on that thang!! Hyuk hyuk hyuk!!!"

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guitarkevin

Listen to the mando and skip ahead to when he is playing the guitar - the tone is EXACTLY the same.

Love you Paul and that is probably the most convincing air mando ever played!

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Mandolinface

Gilbert probably does play mandolin, but he's just kidding in that clip. He does a fine job of miming (lip synching? fret synching?) but the neck-bending vibrato bar bit doesn't work. The maneuver doesn't line up with the bend—plus if you tried to bend a mandolin neck enough to change the pitch a half-step, the neck would snap off.

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Mandolinface

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