Davidson Custom 'Deluxe' Octave Mandola

Custom 'Deluxe' Octave Mandola
  • £1,999.00

One of the finest octave mandolas available today. An excellent first instrument choice or second instrument for the ‘Irish’ style tenor banjo player as the octave mandola is tuned the same G,D,A,E
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Buy your Davidson Custom 'Deluxe' Octave Mandola from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

The Davidson ‘Deluxe’ Mandola has all the finest Phil Davidson build qualities, 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 curly maple with attractive ‘birds eye’ flecks throughout, the back of the body measures 335mm (13.125”) x 430mm (17.00” attractive lace-wood binding protects the front and back joints. The depth of the body is 76mm (3.00”) tapering to 60mm (2.375”) at the heel. The carefully selected soundboard (top) is built from solid Norway spruce and has a black/white chequered binding around the sound-hole and outer edge adjacent the lace-wood binding.

The round sound-hole is 76mm diameter (3.00”). 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; it has an internally fitted adjustable truss rod. The ebony fingerboard is fitted with twenty 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 lace-wood neck binding at the same positions.

The fingerboard is fully bound with lace-wood binding to match the body. The precisely cut nut is made from natural bone. The ‘snake-head’ shape headstock is faced with ebony and inlaid with a mother of pearl Davidson ‘D’ and ‘leaf’ 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.

Finish: Natural High Gloss Scale length: 515mm (20.27”)
Width at nut: 35.00mm (1.377”)
Overall Length: 855mm (33.75”)
Weight Approx: 1550kg (3lb 6oz)

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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