Davidson Custom 'Deluxe' Large Body Octave Mandola

Custom 'Deluxe' Large Body Octave Mandola
  • £2,249.00

The larger body on this instrument makes for more comfort for certain players. It also has a 'bigger’ sound with excellent tone and volume. The Davidson Large Body ‘Deluxe’ Octave Mandola has all the finest Davidson build qualities
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Buy your Davidson Custom 'Deluxe' Large Body Octave Mandola from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

Coupled with superb tone and amazing volume. This instrument is a pleasure to own and play, the profile of the neck is similar to that of a tenor banjo and very comfortable to play. The Body Assembly…

The back and sides are built from solid olive ash throughout with its distinct chequered look; the back has a rosewood inlay down the centre joint. The back of the body measures 400mm (15.750”) x 390mm (15.35”attractive rosewood binding protects the front and back joints. The depth of the body is 100mm (3.937”) tapering to 65 mm (2.559”) at the heel.

The carefully selected soundboard (top) is built from solid Norway spruce and has a maple/ebony chequered binding around the sound-hole and outer edge adjacent the rosewood binding. The round sound-hole is 81mm diameter (3.188”). A fixed height ebony bridge with a ‘Corian’ compensated saddle is fitted to the soundboard for maximum transmission of sound. The heavily nickel-plated trapeze tailpiece is custom made by PD and designed to accept loop end strings.

The Neck Assembly… The maple neck is centrally spliced with a strip of ebony and has an internally fitted adjustable truss rod. The ebony fingerboard is fitted with twenty-six nickel silver frets precisely positioned, honed and polished. Pearl dot markers are inlaid at the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th & 15th frets …small black side position marker dots are inlaid in the maple neck binding at the same positions.

The fingerboard is fully bound with maple and rosewood binding to match the body. The precisely cut nut is made from natural bone. The ‘snake-head’ shape headstock is faced with maple with a central black sycamore strip and inlaid with a mother of pearl Davidson ‘D’ insignia. The oval truss rod cover is ebony. A set of white pearl buttoned ‘Gotoh’ mini high precision tuners are fitted for positive, trouble free tuning.

Natural High Gloss Scale length: 519mm (20.43”)
Width at nut: 33.00mm (1.299”)
Overall Length: 830mm (32.500”)
Weight Approx: 1778kg (3lb 14oz)

Delivery & Returns


We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.


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