Signature Octavius Portuguese Mandola

A design unique to Fylde. Ten strings tuned in four courses. CGDA, with an extra octave string added to the bottom two courses to give a rich, full sound when playing chords, but with pairs of strings on the top two courses for melody playing. The Rosewood and Spruce combination adds brightness and depth of tone.  A very pleasing instrument.

Indian Rosewood 3 piece back and sides, Spruce top, Honduras Mahogany neck, Ebony fingerboard and bridge, gold plated Gotoh tuners, Rosewood bindings with marquetry borders, marquetry purfling lines on front.

Signature Octavius Portuguese Mandola Specification
  mm inches
Fingerboard width at nut 40 1 9/16
Scale length 447 17 5/8
String spacing at bridge 54 2 1/8
Overall length excluding strap pin 754 29 3/4
Body width 310 11 1/4
Depth of sides at tailpin 80 3 1/8