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2009 NKForster Guitars 10 string Octave Mandolin - Cittern, Bouzouki Acoustic Guitar

Nigel Forster learned to make Cittern family instruments like this 10 string Octave Mandolin during his long tenor with Stefan Sobell. Nigel is now well-known for his own voice which shows it's lineage to Sobell but also has power and style of it's own. This 5 course Octave Mandolin crafted from Rosewood and German Spruce is right at home for Celtic music, Greek, Klezmer or anything else you want to throw at it. It has a definite growl and cuts through with ease.

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Forster 10 string Octave Mandolin   Cittern, Bouzouki Acoustic Guitar
NKForster Guitars 10 string Octave Mandolin/Bouzouki

  • Builder: NKForster Guitars, Nigel Forster
  • Model: 10 string Octave Mandolin
  • Type: Cittern, Bouzouki
  • Year: 2009
  • Artists who play NKForster Guitars: Ian Stephenson, Last Night's Fun, Johnny Dickinson, Martin Stephenson, Old Blind Dogs, Claire Mann, Andy and Margaret Watchorn
  • Serial #: DG11
  • Back/Sides: Indian Rosewood
  • Top: German Spruce
  • Neck: 1908 Cuban Mahogany
  • Headplate: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Headstock Inlay: None
  • Headstock Bindings: None
  • Fingerboard: Sri Lankan Ebony
  • Fingerboard Bindings: None
  • Fret Markers: None
  • Frets to body: 12?
  • Cutaway: None
  • Bridge: Spruce
  • Pickguard: None
  • Body Bindings: Ebony
  • Top Trim: Wood Lines
  • Back Strip: None
  • Rosette: Rope Style
  • Tuners: Gotoh Gold
  • Case: Hiscox
  • Pickup: None
  • Condition: New
  • Body Length: 18 1/2
  • Upper Bout: 3
  • Lower Bout: 15 1/2
  • Body Depth @Neck Heel: 4
  • Body Depth @Tail Block: 4
  • Scale Length: 23
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4
  • Strings Spacing: 1 3/4

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Dream Guitars Player's Review:
"I love the growl of this instrument, it has a definite attitude when hit hard. But it's also sweet when played delicately. Should be extremely pleasing to any Cittern player." - Paul Heumiller

"Nigel's Citterns and Octave Mandolins are among the best. His years with Stephan Sobell have definitely paid off. This one is lively and bright and just a joy to play." - Al Petteway

"Never played one of these before, but I pulled the Phrygean mode out of mothballs and had a ball. This is a blast of an instrument with its own sonic signature. I wish I had one for my studio. Jangly... ethnic... happy... " - Al Schlimm

Another Satisfied Dream Guitars Customer:
"Thanks for everything. I really appreciate the nice communication and easy way of transaction. Best regards from Berlin town." - Uwe, Germany

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Phone Us
About This Instrument
(828) 658-9795
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About This Instrument
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