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Buchanan The 'Flat Top' Octave Mandola with Semi Rigid Case - Commission Sale*SOLD*

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  • £749.99

*SOLD***Used** A full sounding octave mandola from an excellent British luthier ...The Thomas Buchanan 'Flat Top' octave mandola has a solid spruce soundboard with a neat inlaid soundhole rosette, solid quilted maple back and sides, rosewood 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. Supplied in a Tribal Planet semi rigid case.
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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.

Build Specifications:-

  • Solid Spruce top
  • Solid quilted maple back & Sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Rosewood and maple body binding
  • Closed plate 'Mini' Gotoh tuners
  • Octave Mandola Scale Length 500mm
  • Nut Width 34mm
  • Width at 12th Fret 42mm
  • Scale length 500mm 
  • Total Length 850mm
  • Body Depth 100mm
  • Body Width 335mm
  • Fitted with a set of eight precision geared, closed plate 'Gotoh' Mini tuners
Delivery & Returns

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In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

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:

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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.

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