Octave #16

This is the Octave of the family group of instruments I built. This instrument is not particularly loud, probably as result of it's small body size - tuned differently it could be a long scale mandola and might have more projection - but as an octave it has wonderful tone and sound. It lives with James Moore (who performs with his wife, Amber Cross) and in his hands, it sings!

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Soundboard

European Spruce (Picea abies)

Backboard

Curly Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Rim

Curly Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Neck

Curly Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Neck Reinforcement

Carbon Fiber

Fingerboard

East Indian Rosewood  (Dalbergia latifolia)

Scale Length

21"

Tuning Machines

Rubner Gold

Tailpiece

Bill James

Width at Nut

1.33"