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Mandolin and Mandola (Octave Mandolin)

Richard playing Mandola

We use our own design for the mandolins and mandolas, a teardrop style which is in keeping with the traditional shape. They are carefully handcrafted from the finest wood with a deep body (or box) which allows for good resonance.

A range of exotic hardwoods are used:

  • Soundboards (or the belly) are carefully selected from Western Red Cedar or Sitka Spruce – these are better sounding woods.
  • Back, sides and neck are made of African padauk or other decorative woods
  • The bindings are handmade, using 3 layers of natural wood.

If you would like an instrument made out of specific wood please contact us. We’ll be happy to provide a quote for price and lead times.

 
Copyright 2011 Richard Cox & Glenn Wray