Rigel



Hand made mandolins from £2000



Pete Langdell (see picture) has reinvented the wheel, or the mandolin to be more precise! There was a lot of resistance to his ideas at first but these mandolins speak for themselves, enough to impress the likes of Chris Thile and Radim Zenkle. So what’s so different? Apart from the innovative body shape designs, the sides are not a strip of wood bent round but carved from a solid block. This means that the back and neck can be attached and the top clamped in place then the instrument strung up and played. The top can be removed as many times as desired to be voiced to the required sound. And believe me Peter can carve the top and braces to recreate an amazing range of sounds.



Since 2007 Pete has worked alone making limited numbers of Rigel mandolins.







  1. Rigel G110 resophonic - USED

    Rigel G110 resophonic - USED

    £1,995.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £57.49 per month with 10% deposit
    Wha d' y say about this! There are not many of these around, grab it while you can! It's in as new condition, it's loud and resophonicy!! It's a tough business describing sound (awwww poor me). I'm not even going to try with this one. With case.



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  2. Rigel CT 110 Blue

    Rigel CT 110 Blue

    Out of stock
    One of my favourite Rigels ever is back (probably briefly). This beauty used to be Ted Eschliman's, from jazzmando. It is in excellent condition and has the classic CT-110 sound, there is an amazing depth and richness to the tone, complex but well defined... its very hard to describe the tone of such a fantastic mandolin. Sounds great plugged in too.

    Its one of a kind and comes with the original Rigel tweed rectangular case.




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  3. Rigel A plus deluxe

    Rigel A plus deluxe

    Out of stock
    Pete Langdell is now back at work at Rigel but working alone. Mandolins from the time when there was a small team don't come up used very often. This is a fine example of the A+ deluxe in great condition with hard case and pickup. It has the typical Rigel f hole tone which I always think of as creamy, clear and precise with good volume and projection but with great subtlety.

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  4. Rigel G-110 USED

    Rigel G-110 USED

    Out of stock
    This G-110 with pickup is in very good condition, originally sold by TAMCO about ten years ago, with original tweed rectangular case.

    It has bags of that wonderful Rigel sound, rich and full with great warmth and depth. There's nothing quite like a Rigel.


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  5. Rigel CT-110 custom 'heart' with pickup USED

    Rigel CT-110 custom 'heart' with pickup USED

    Out of stock
    CT-110 with custom heart fretboard inlays. In great condition with a few top marks. With pickup and original tweed rectangular case.

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  6. Rigel G-110 with pickup USED

    Rigel G-110 with pickup USED

    Out of stock
    The G-110 is the same as the CT-110 but with a longer lower 'horn'. This is a beautiful custom G-110 is in great condition and has a fantastic fretboard inlay and deluxe 'gator case.

    It has the usual Rigel pickup and that unique and magic sound you can only get in a Rigel.

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  7. Rigel CT-110 with pickup USED

    Rigel CT-110 with pickup USED

    Out of stock
    I haven't had a CT-110 in for a few years now. Of all the thousands of mandolins I have handled since I started TAMCO back in 2001 the CT-110 is one of my all time favourites.

    Pete Langdell took on the sceptics and proved beyond doubt that you can take a new approach and make a world class mandolin. Peter's revolution wasn't the overall look but that the rims are carved from a sold block.

    This is a very fine example of the CT-110 in almost as new condition with the original tweed rectangular case. It has the classic sound a plenty with rich and warm tones and that special and unique Rigel magic... and a built in pickup.

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  8. Rigel I-110 USED SOLD

    Rigel I-110 USED SOLD

    Out of stock
    Was £3250. Dusty Corner price £2495.

    I can still remember when I first saw a photo of Pete's I-110. I thought it was darn ugly. By the end of the day I had gone back to the photos many times and completely changed my mind. When I got the opportunity to buy it I snapped it up but unfortunately it's the victim of my latest thinning of the herd.. just too many at home..

    Believed to be one of only three made with this headstock design... I know I am going to regret this....

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  9. Rigel CT110 f hole - USED SOLD

    Rigel CT110 f hole - USED SOLD

    Out of stock
    A contemporary classic, in great shape with original case and non original bridge pickup. Even in the days when I only had ears for oval sound hole mandolins I loved the sound of the CT110 f hole. It's loud and chops beautifully but has a richness in the mid range that is typical of the CT110, yummy.

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  10. Rigel Custom Comet SOLD

    Rigel Custom Comet SOLD

    Out of stock
    With an Adirondack spruce top and Pete's great pickup this custom comet sounds great, acoustic and plugged in. It has Rigel's legendary playability and a rectangular tweed hardshell case. It looks ... fill in the space... I know I am going to get lots of grief about this from the purists but the purest of purists (glad I'm writing not saying this) don't like Rigels anyways.

    It all started with an idea to post on various mandolin websites the opportunity for folk to design their own Rigel. The response was not what I and Pete and Peter had hoped for so I was left with the design job to do myself. Being a literal and unimaginative kind of person the obvious design for Rigel's new Comet model was to make the tail one end of a comet's tail and angle the soundhole for the comet. The guys at Rigel contributed the hot rod car flame and the black top with distant star sparkle and midnight blue back and sides and here we are. I think it's wonderful, if you agree please let me know, if you hate it, please tell somebody else.

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  11. Rigel A Plus Deluxe Cream Used SOLD

    Rigel A Plus Deluxe Cream Used SOLD

    Out of stock
    This is a fine example of the A+ deluxe in great condition in a beautiful cream finish.

    It has the typical Rigel tone which I always think of as deep and resonant, clear and precise with good volume and projection but with great subtlety.

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  12. Rigel A Plus Deluxe Blue USED SOLD

    Rigel A Plus Deluxe Blue USED SOLD

    Out of stock


    Pete Langdell is now back at work at Rigel but working alone. Mandolins from the time when there was a small team don't come up used very often (perhaps because I've got so many at home). This is a fine example of the A+ deluxe in great condition and a gorgeous blue finish with custom headstock inlay and original tweed oblong case and pickup.

    It has the typical Rigel tone which I always think of as deep and resonant, clear and precise with good volume and projection but with great subtlety.

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  13. Rigel Q95 Espresso con Pana cream top with Petite Bouche Used SOLD

    Rigel Q95 Espresso con Pana cream top with Petite Bouche Used SOLD

    Out of stock
    The Rigel Q95 is also known as the Gypsy Q. It was designed by Ted Eschliman of JazzMando.com. They were voiced by Pete to have the sweet sound of vintage oval-hole mandolins. This is the "Espresso con Pana," cream top with ‘Petite Bouche’ sound hole. It is a wrench to let it go from my collection but sometimes needs must. It is carved from select, highly-figured Vermont rock maple and Adirondack spruce with a maple neck with graphite reinforced truss rod, radiused ebony fingerboard, gold Grover tuners and Rigel tailpiece, abalone diamond-pattern inlays’ internal piezo pickup and hardshell case.

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  14. Rigel CT110 Black Warrior - used - SOLD

    Rigel CT110 Black Warrior - used - SOLD

    Out of stock
    The Black Warrior is back! Having had a happy home with a Rigel fan for a while he traded it in for a Rigel mandola. In great condition, it has the signature CT110 sound, rich and complex with much more going on and much more subtlety than a typical F5. With original case.

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  15. Rigel CT110 Oval Hole USED SOLD

    Rigel CT110 Oval Hole USED SOLD

    Out of stock
    I remember this one, it's great to have it back. There are not too many oval hole CT-110's around. This beauty is in excellent condition with original case. It sounds as good as my oval hole Rigel Jethro, all the depth, bass, richness and sustain typical of an oval hole mandolin but with great definition and separation with clarity and projection... grab it before I add it to my Rigel collection.

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  16. Rigel A plus deluxe - SOLD

    Rigel A plus deluxe - SOLD

    Out of stock
    Pete Langdell is now back at work at Rigel but working alone. Mandolins from the time when there was a small team don't come up used very often (perhaps because I've got so many at home). This is a fine example of the A+ deluxe in great condition with original case and pickup. It has the typical Rigel f hole tone which I always think of as creamy, clear and precise with good volume and projection but with great subtlety.

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  17. Rigel G5  - SOLD

    Rigel G5 - SOLD

    Out of stock

    There were only 17 of these incredible and unique mandolins made before Rigel's star tragically waned (Pete Langdell is now up and running again). This was Pete's take on the classic F5 with a fantastic sweet tone.

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  18. Rigel Jethro - USED - SOLD

    Rigel Jethro - USED - SOLD

    Out of stock
    I played one of the first Rigel Jethros in a tasty blue in LA in early 2004. The sound has haunted me ever since. It was Rigel's first model with binding but still made with solid carved rims. With its asymmetrical two point body in gorgeous dark cherry sunburst, block MoP fretboard inlays, gold fittings and a beautifully flamed maple back its stunning to look at.

    It sounds incredible, if you thrash it with some chords the sound comes in big fat chunks, lots of volume and rich, warm, dark and deep resonant bass tones. The mids are warm and complex, the trebles sweet and clear with great projection. With a lighter touch it responds like only a Rigel does, great balance and projection from the open G to the high D at the 22nd fret.

    Reluctantly I have decided to let this beauty go from my personal collection. It may be the only oval hole Jethro made.

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