Buchanan The 'Flat Top' Walnut Electro Octave Mandola - Commission Sale

£1,549.00
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A full sounding octave mandola from an excellent British luthier ...The Thomas Buchanan 'Flat Top' walnut octave mandola has a solid spruce soundboard with a neat inlaid soundhole rosette, solid walnut back and sides, ebony fingerboard with pearl dot markers and a mahogany neck. The rosewood pin bridge has a bone saddle for maximum transmission of sound. Buchanan octave mandolas are double strung as standard.

Commission sale. Excellent condition and fitted with a Headway pickup system. Supplied with a hard case.

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Description

The Thomas Buchanan ...octave mandola or octave mandolin as it is sometimes called in the U.S and Canada, are both terms to describe this instrument.

The octave mandola is tuned G D A E from the low strings to the high.

The octave mandola is tuned one octave below the mandolin. It is a favourite with Irish tenor banjo and mandolin players that can adopt the same G D A E fingering for playing chords and tunes. It is an excellent session instrument for chord work or solo tune playing.

This hand built 'Buchanan' instrument has a scale length of 500mm making it one of the shortest in the market.


Specification

Mandolin Type
Octave Mandola

Body

Body Shape
A-Style (Teardrop)
Body Soundhole Shape
Oval-Hole
Build Type
All Solid
Instrument Top
Sitka Spruce
Hand Carved
Yes
Bridge
Ebony

Neck

Neck Material
Mahogany
Fretboard
Ebony
Nut Width
1 3/8" (35mm)
Truss Rod Fitted
Yes
Number of Frets
21
Scale Length
19 3/4" (502mm)

Headstock

Headstock Type
Solid

Electrics

Factory Fitted Pickup
Yes
Electro Acoustic Model
Yes
Pickup Type
Headway Mandolin Pickup

Other

Right or Left Handed
Right Handed
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag
Hard Case

Used Status

Availability
SOLD
Used Instrument
Used

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