Touchstone Octave Mandola

Often described as an Octave mandolin, but that raises confusion when compared with a bouzouki. Normally tuned GDAE, this Mandola is based on our arch top body shape. The spruce top, combined with a larger soundhole and a shallower body, produces a lively bright sound, particularly useful for tunes and anywhere it needs to stand out amongst other instruments.

Sapele back and sides, Spruce top, Honduras Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, chrome plated Gotoh tuners, Rosewood bindings, black and white purfling lines on front.

Touchstone Octave Mandola Specification
  mm inches
Fingerboard width at nut 38 1 1/2
Scale length 532 20 15/16
String spacing at bridge 48 1 7/8
Overall length excluding strap pin 852 33 1/2
Body width 383 15 1/16
Depth of sides at tailpin 76 3