Instrument Details

Brand New Mendel Octave Mandolin, Katalox/Sitka Spruce
$4,430
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Mendel, Joe
Product Year
2021
Model
Octave Mandolin
Serial #
017097
New/Preowned
New
SKU
TMP2526
Condition
Brand New
Body Type(s)
Small, 000, A-Style, F-Style, Other
Back & Sides
Katalox
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Maple With Mahogany Stripes
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Spalted
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Blackwood - African
Fingerboard Bindings
Blackwood - African
Fret Markers
Side Dots
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Blackwood - African
Headstock Bindings
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
None
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Maple
Tuners
Rubner
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one, ask about options
Body Length
18.875 in
Upper Bout
11.125 in
Lower Bout
14.5 in
Body Depth Heel
3.375 in
Body Depth Tail
4.125 in
Scale Fan Treble
22.875
Scale Length
23.375 in
Scale Length (mm)
594 mm
Nut Width
1.25 in
Nut Width (mm)
31.8 mm
String Spacing
1.56 in
String Spacing (mm)
39.7 mm
Weight
4 lb. 3 oz.
Case
Original - TKL Molded
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Description

Here’s something we don’t see every day! Our friend and fine luthier Joe Mendel has brought us a punchy and powerful flattop-style octave mandolin upgraded with a multiscale fretboard for easy lefthand work. Combined with the guitar-style body’s smooth waist, this makes for a very comfortable playing experience—no more fighting to keep the neck up like you’d have to with a traditional mandolin-shaped design! Joe outfitted this beauty with EVO frets, Katalox back and sides, plus Sitka Spruce on top, and Curly Maple bindings throughout.


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Joe Mendel has been building Octave Mandolins for years, and I invited him to take it to another level and build a more elegant and upscale instrument with new features such as a fan fret design. The results are outstanding.
 
Punchy, lots of projection, and very comfortable to play—Joe Mendel’s new flattop octave mandolin is such a joy.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 22.875 in - 23.375 in
NUT WIDTH 1.25 in
STRING SPACING 1.56 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
KATALOX

Here’s something we don’t see every day! Our friend and fine luthier Joe Mendel has brought us a punchy and powerful flattop-style octave mandolin upgraded with a multiscale fretboard for easy lefthand work.
 

Joe Mendel has been building Octave Mandolins for years, and I invited him to take it to another level and build a more elegant and upscale instrument with new features such as a fan fret design. The results are outstanding.
 
Punchy, lots of projection, and very comfortable to play—Joe Mendel’s new flattop octave mandolin is such a joy.
 
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