© 2019 by Jay De Rocher

Octave Mandolin

Or is it an octave mandotar? Or an octar?

Lutz spruce top. 

Walnut back and sides.

Indian rosewood binding.

Khaya neck. 

Indian rosewood fretboard with Indian rosewood binding.

Rosewood bridge. 

K&K pickup

I play mandolin in addition to guitar so I thought it would be interesting to build something in between the two instruments. This is a prototype to test out some ideas. The body design is typical of a steel string flat top acoustic guitar but significantly smaller. It's about the size of a baritone ukulele but with a deeper body. The scale length is 20".

As of January 19:

Bending sides