There are many variations on the irish bouzouki/cittern/octave mandolin design
strings:8, 9 or 10
scale:long or short-see the dimensions tab.
tuning:(D) GDAE, (D) GDAD, (D) ADAD or similar.
soundboard:spruce or redwood.
decoration:”Modern” or “Classic” style.
Contact me if you’d like to discuss which might be best for you.
soundboard: carved, mature European spruce, (redwood available as an upgrade), aged Indian rosewood back and sides. 1908 Cuban mahogany neck, the fretboard and bridge: fine Sri Lanka ebony
Gold open gear Hipshot tuners. The Hipshots are really well made and don’t add too much mass to the head which can be an issue with 8 and 10 string instruments.
Evo Gold fretwire.
The nut and saddle are both bone.
body width:390mm (15 3/8”)
body length: 450mm (17 3/4”)
body depth: 95mm (3 3/4”)
nut: 8st 36mm (11 3/32”) 10st 40mm (11 9/32”) or custom
bouzouki 650mm (25 5/8”)
tuning – (D)GDAE or similar
cittern/octave mandolin 585mm (23 1/16”)
tuning – (D)GDAE or similar or high tuning – (G)DADA
mandola 515mm (20 1/4”)
tuning – (G)CGDA or similar