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£899.00
RRP £959.00
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Individually hand-crafted using time-honored methods & premium hand-carved all solid tonewoods with solid Spruce top, solid Maple back & sides. Ebony fingerboard & adjustable ebony bridge. A-style body with F-holes for warm, ringing tones & excellent sound projection. Tuned GDAE and supplied in a deluxe Eastman gig bag. See below for details

£679.99
RRP £1,049.99
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Features a solid spruce top, solid maple back and sides, celtic design inlay, slim mahogany neck which offers a fast, easy action and inherently long-lasting stability. Choice tonewood fingerboard ensures silky smooth playability, elegant abalone Celtic design peghead inlay for a traditional feel, unison strung. Includes a deluxe hardshell case.

£289.00
RRP £337.00
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Excellent All Solid Octave Mandola with ornamental soundhole design, rosewood fingerboard,slotted headstock and rear facing geared tuners.

£1,799.00

Individually hand-crafted using time-honored methods & premium hand-carved all solid tonewoods with solid Spruce top, solid Maple back & sides. Ebony fingerboard & adjustable ebony bridge. A-style body with F-holes for warm, ringing tones & excellent sound projection. Tuned GDAE and supplied in a deluxe Eastman hard case. See below for details.

£489.00
RRP £542.00
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Ozark Celtic model Octave Mandola with Solid Spruce Top and Solid Mahogany Back and Sides. Supplied in quality padded gigbag.

£999.00
RRP £1,210.00
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  • Pickup fitted
  • Supplied with Gig Bag
  • Zero Glide Nut
  • Archtop design

Electro-Acoustic Octave Mandolin from Gold Tone with solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides. Tuned one octave lower than a standard mandolin, the Gold Tone OM-800+ has a low action and a thin neck for rapid playing. Hard case included.

£569.00
RRP £633.00
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Ozark Celtic model Octave Mandola with Solid Spruce Top and Solid Mahogany Back and Sides. Fitted with a factory fitted pickup with built in volume and tone controls. Supplied in quality padded gig bag.

£1,599.00

A  brilliant sounding Hawaiian Koa octave mandola from the excellent British luthier Thomas Buchanan. Finely appointed 'Flat Top' instrument with solid Hawaiian Koa back and sides and a solid european sitka spruce soundboard. Also features a rosewood headstock faceplate and maple body binding. Please see below for more details

£339.00
  • Pickup fitted
  • Lightweight

Excellent All Solid Octave Mandola with ornamental soundhole design, rosewood fingerboard,slotted headstock and rear facing geared tuners. Fitted with a stick up bug pickup. Pre-amp recommended to shape and enhance the tone further.

£1,599.00

A  brilliant sounding Birds eye maple octave mandola from the excellent British luthier Thomas Buchanan. Finely appointed 'Flat Top' instrument with solid birds eye maple back and sides and a solid european sitka spruce soundboard. Also features a rosewood headstock faceplate and maple body binding. Please see below for more details

£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.

£1,129.00
  • All Solid
  • Hand crafted
  • Supplied with Gig Bag
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Pickup fitted

Individually hand-crafted using time-honored methods & premium hand-carved all solid tonewoods with solid Spruce top, solid Maple back & sides. Ebony fingerboard & adjustable ebony bridge. A-style body with F-holes for warm, ringing tones & excellent sound projection.

Now available as an electro-acoustic model. Fitted with a KnK pickup.

Tuned GDAE and supplied in a deluxe Eastman gig bag.

See below for details

£1,599.00
  • All Solid
  • Gloss Finish
  • Hand crafted
  • Hand made in the UK
  • Lightweight
  • Oval Sound hole

A  brilliant sounding octave mandola from the excellent British luthier Thomas Buchanan. Finely appointed 'Flat Top' instrument with solid Rosewood back and sides and a solid european sitka spruce soundboard. Also features a rosewood headstock faceplate and maple body binding. Please see below for more details

£2,999.00
  • Supplied with Hard Case
  • Oval Sound hole
  • Made in the U.S.A
  • Hand crafted
  • All Solid

A superb example of Weber craftmanship with their now discontinued Gallatin octave mandolin. A-style with oval sound hole, featuring all-solid stained Spruce top and Mahogany back & sides. The neck is Mahogany with a Rosewood fingerboard. See below for full specs.

Used. Excellent condition. Supplied with hard case.

The octave mandola or sometimes referred to as the octave mandolin is a fretted string instrument with four pairs of strings tuned in fifths, usually GDAE (low to high), an octave below a mandolin. The most common body shape for this instrument type is the A style (or teardrop) shape. Popular brands include Eastman, Ozark, Gold Tone, Buchanan and Trinity College.

It’s a longer scaled instrument than the mandola, but shorter than the bouzouki and its construction is similar to other instruments in the mandolin family. Usually the courses are all unison pairs but the lower two (G and D) may sometimes be strung as octave pairs with the higher-pitched octave string on top so that it is hit before the thicker lower-pitched string (similar to a 12 string guitar).

Alternate tunings of GDAD and ADAD are often employed by Celtic musicians which this instrument is a popular choice for. Octave Mandolas are most commonly picked with a plectrum rather than fingerpicked like the guitar or banjo.

Important with any instrument is playability especially with the Octave Mandola with it having 8 strings in close pairs and a relatively long scale with a narrow neck and fingerboard. Fully setup in our workshop for the best playability and tone, each Octave mandola will be ready to play the day you receive it.

Some instruments can have pickups built in ready to plug and play whether for recording or live use and some are expertly handmade by some of the UK’s finest luthiers such as Buchanan.