Andrew T Brown  Luthier

Octave Mandolin

Often called a mandola this instrument derives from the mandolin. A true mandola is smaller and is to the mandolin what the viola is to the violin.

The typical tuning of the octave mandolin is mandolin tuning (EADG), but one octave lower.

The style of this instrument is based on the Elizabethan Cittern, suitable for both melody and chord work.

This instrument has a Western Red Cedar top. The neck width at the nut is 38.5mm and the scale length is 534mm.

This is my personal octave mandolin and is often used at local sessions of Celtic music and song.

Mandolas / Octave Mandolins

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