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New Mendel Octave Mandolin Figured Tzalam/Spruce
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Mendel
Product Year
2013
Model
Octave Mandolin
Serial #
13037
New/Preowned
New
SKU
3731
Condition
Brand New
Body Type(s)
Medium, A-Style
Back & Sides
Tzalam
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Maple
Bridge
Ebony - Adjustable
Rosette
Ebony
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Mahogany - Flamed
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
15
Headplate
Tzalam
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Bindings
Mahogany - Flamed
Tuners
Grover
Tuner Finish
Nickel with Ivoroid Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
17 in
Lower Bout
12.75 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
3 in
Scale Length
22.75 in
Scale Length (mm)
577.9 mm
Nut Width
1.34 in
Nut Width (mm)
34 mm
String Spacing
1.56 in
String Spacing (mm)
39.6 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Superior
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Description

Here we have a beautiful Mendel octave mandolin in Figured Tzalam and Sitka Spruce. Tzalam is also known as Caribbean Walnut and hails from Central America. and is in many ways similar to Koa. 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.

Joe Mendel continues to impress us with incredible quality and serious tone. I really like this Tzalam wood, it looks like really fine Koa that is now getting scarce and has a smooth tone perfect for the mandolin family. This one plays and feel fantastic.
 
This is a beautiful instrument with great looking curly wood in the back and sides and a maple neck. The tone is round and pure and pleasing to the ear.
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SCALE LENGTH 22.75 in
NUT WIDTH 1.34 in
STRING SPACING 1.56 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
TZALAM

Here we have a beautiful Mendel octave mandolin in Figured Tzalam and Sitka Spruce. Tzalam is also known as Caribbean Walnut and hails from Central America.
 

Joe Mendel continues to impress us with incredible quality and serious tone. I really like this Tzalam wood, it looks like really fine Koa that is now getting scarce and has a smooth tone perfect for the mandolin family.
 
This is a beautiful instrument with great looking curly wood in the back and sides and a maple neck. The tone is round and pure and pleasing to the ear.
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