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 mandolin. The design and construction is similar to the larger model, but the sound has more focus, with excellent projection.
The instrument pictured is the satin finish prototype. Your Small Celtic O mandolin will have a high gloss finish. The Small Celtic O mandolin back is curved rather than carved.
The instrument featured is a satin finish prototype.
The Small Celtic O mandolin is shipped in a Hiscox case, in a plywood packing crate.
Ken, Country Durham, England.
MaterialSoundboard – 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.
HardwareTuners - Gotoh 510
Frets - hand polished Evo gold frets with hand polished semi hemispherical ends.
Nut and saddle - hand polished bone.
Tailpiece - custom made, hand polished solid brass.
Dimensionsbody width - 290mm
body length - 325mm
depth at tail - 50mm
nut width -8st 34mm 10st 38mm
scale length - 347mm