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Dakota Octave Mandolin and Mandocello

We have taken our Dakota Parlor Guitar and created the option to build this instrument as an Octave Mandolin or a Mandocello. We enjoy the deep, rich tones of these instruments.

These instruments both feature good quality materials throughout. Solid sitka spruce soundboard provides a rich tone and with good balance. Mahogany sides and back help to add warmth. The decorative walnut soundhole ring accents the walnut peghead veneer and walnut corner blocks making these instruments works of art.

Tunings (low to high)-

Octave Mandolin: GG DD AA EE (one octave lower than a mandolin or violin)

Mandocello: CC GG DD AA (one octave lower than a mandola or viola, same tuning as a cello)