The Small Celtic O mandolin isn’t so small! It’s just a bit smaller than my regular mandolins which are really big. The Small Celtic O mandolin is similar in size to a Sobell Celtic mandolin. The design and construction is similar to the larger model, but the sound has more focus, with excellent projection.

The Small Celtic O mandolin back is curved rather than carved.

The instruments featured are a beautiful high gloss  Small Celtic O mandolin in European spruce and flam jarrah, and a a satin finish prototype in European spruce and maple.

The Small Celtic O mandolin is shipped in a hard case, in a plywood packing crate.

"My Forster O mandolin is very bright which cuts through really well and I didn’t have any problems hearing it in a session despite having two border pipes near me! My playing was more precise as I wasn’t accidentally hitting other strings when playing so that was much better than the other mandolins I have. I really like the wide neck which is something I hadn’t considered before. The actions works well for me and again this makes it an easy instrument to play. Very pleased with the mandolin so thank you. "

Ken, Country Durham, England.
Small Celtic O jarrah top
Small Celtic O mandolin jarrah tailpiece
Small Celtic O mandolin jarrah back
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  • Material

    Soundboard – mature seasoned European spruce

    Back and sides – there are many options - mahogany, maple, figured mahogany, wenge, ziricote or figured bubinga.

    Neck - mahogany.

    Fretboard - ancient bog oak.

    Bridge - rocklite ebano, ebony or maple.
  • Hardware

    Tuners - Gotoh 510

    Frets - hand polished Evo gold frets

    Nut and saddle - hand polished bone.

    Tailpiece - custom made, hand polished solid brass.
  • Dimensions

    body width - 290mm
    body length - 325mm
    depth at tail - 50mm
    nut width -8st 34mm 10st 38mm
    scale length - 347mm