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Mendel Octave Mandolin

Mendel Octave Mandolin

Availability: In stock

Here we have a beautiful Mendel Octave Mandolin in Asian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce. As the name suggests, this wonderful instrument is intended to be tuned an octave below standard mandolin tuning, but is equally happy in alternate tunings. The sound is at once familiar yet refreshing. The unison-string chime of the mandolin family is present, but the strident, higher-pitched wail of the mandolin is replaced with a warmth and intimacy that harkens back to the Old World. And because of the larger air volume within the body, notes ring out and sustain like a church bell. An exquisite instrument that's different in all the right ways.

Players Comments: Joe Mendel loves to build with exotic woods that add a unique flavor to each of his instruments. This Southeast Asian Rosewood is not only stunning, but has a great midrange that makes this Octave Mandolin strong and clear. I love it.

Specifications

Specifications

Brand Mendel Builder Mendel
New/Preowned New Product Year 2013
Body Size Small (0, Parlor, Travel) Cutaway None
Frets 15 Nut Width 1 11/32 in
Scale 22 3/4 in Serial # 13041
String Spacing 1 9/16 in Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Bindings Koa Neck Wood Maple
Pickup None Tuners Grover
SKU MAN1003
Reviews
Players Comments
Joe Mendel loves to build with exotic woods that add a unique flavor to each of his instruments. This Southeast Asian Rosewood is not only stunning, but has a great midrange that makes this Octave Mandolin strong and clear. I love it.