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New Octave Mandolin Granadillo/Sitka
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Mendel
Product Year
2013
Model
Octave Mandolin
Serial #
99999
New/Preowned
New
SKU
3594
Condition
Brand New Allen Nickel TailpieceCompound Radius Fingerboard 10" to 20"
Body Type(s)
Medium, A-Style
Back & Sides
Granadillo
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Maple
Bridge
Ebony - Adjustable
Rosette
Ebony
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
15
Headplate
Granadillo
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Bindings
Mahogany
Tuners
Grover
Tuner Finish
Nickel with Ivoroid Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None
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 Granadillo 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.

I really appreciate Joe Mendel's work, and I'm very impressed with the simple elegance of this octave mandolin. Rather than overwhelming us with a lot of unnecessary bling, Joe focuses on tone and playability -- the Sitka top and Granadillo back and sides glow with an inner fire, and the tone indeed warms the soul with a voice that's articulate and lush. And the Flamed Maple neck has a great feel and shape that begs to be played. Come channel your inner minstrel today!
 
Great instrument for playing traditional music styles. I used GDAD as the tuning for the sample, but you can easily use it in GDAE, exactly an octave below a mandolin. It has a nice playable neck and clear overtones which are perfect for creating a different texture in a mix or in an ensemble.
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SCALE LENGTH 22.75 in
NUT WIDTH 1.34 in
STRING SPACING 1.56 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
GRANADILLO

Here we have a beautiful Mendel octave mandolin in Granadillo 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.
 

I really appreciate Joe Mendel's work, and I'm very impressed with the simple elegance of this octave mandolin. Rather than overwhelming us with a lot of unnecessary bling, Joe focuses on tone and playability -- the Sitka top and Granadillo back and sides glow with an inner fire, and the tone indeed warms the soul with a voice that's articulate and lush.
 
Great instrument for playing traditional music styles. I used GDAD as the tuning for the sample, but you can easily use it in GDAE, exactly an octave below a mandolin.
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