Buchanan Octave Mandola - Cedar and Koa

Buchanan
£1,549.00

Handmade in the UK by luthier Tom Buchanan, this Octave Mandola features a Solid Cedar Top and beautiful Solid Koa Back and Sides. Buchanan octave mandolas are double strung as standard.


Tuning on an octave mandola is similar to a mandolin but an octave lower: GG-DD-AA-EE.

Full description

Description

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 about 500mm making it one of the shortest in the market.

Build Specifications:-

  • Solid Cedar top
  • Solid Koa back & Sides
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Closed plate Gotoh tuners
  • Octave Mandola Scale Length 503mm
  • Nut Width 34mm
  • Scale length 503mm 
  • Total Length 850mm
  • Body Depth at End Pin 90mm
  • Body Width at Widest  335mm



Specification

Mandolin Type
Octave Mandola

Body

Body Shape
A-Style (Teardrop)
Body Soundhole Shape
Round hole
Build Type
All Solid
Instrument Top
Cedar
Hand Carved
Yes
Body Binding
Yes
Bridge
Ebony

Neck

Fretboard
Ebony
Nut Material
Bone
Nut Width
1 11/32" (34.1mm)
Scale Length
19.75" / 503mm

Headstock

Headstock Type
Solid
Headstock Material
Koa
Headstock Overlay
Koa
Tuning Pegs
Gotoh sealed side tuners
Tuner Buttons
Chrome

Finish

Colour
Natural Finish
Finish
Gloss

Other

Right or Left Handed
Right Handed

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