Octave Mandolin 2020
4 string version by request
String gauges .047, 032 .022 .012
Scale length 21"
nut width 37mm
Western red Cedar
Maple and Cherry veneer shell back.
Pau Ferro tailp[iece with provided Ammonite inlayed.
Walnut purpling side
Spalted Maple and Pau Ferro neck joint.
Maccassar ebony fingerboard
Pine Cone and crosscut branch inlays
Spalted Maple side panel
Pau Ferro and maple headstock
Yew center piece (Shell)
Buffalo bone nut
Copper side fret markers
12 radius fingerboard
Gold Evo frets
Double action truss rod
Dual piezo pickup. K& K sound, twin
Gotoh 510 mini black tuners 18:1 ratio
Hand hammered copper tail plate
(Connie, Octave Mandolin 2020)
"Ray, The mandolin arrived today and I can’t tell you how much I love it. It is a beautiful work of art, and I will give it a good home.
I opened it with my friend who is a wonderful musician, and we got to take turns playing it and listening to it being played. It has amazing volume all by itself. But we also were able to plug it in and try out the electronics, and both of us are so impressed with the sound quality! The tuning stays great all the way up the neck, the harmonics are beautiful at the seventh and 12th frets, and it is also just plain easy to play! The neck length is perfect. And I’m so glad we just went with the four strings instead of eight. Makes it so easy on my fingers and I can see myself getting into some fingerpicking in the near future. I’ve already told everybody about it, now I can’t wait to play it for them all and let them play it too!
Thank you again for all your time, talents, and attention to detail."