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Posted By: GUEST,gigix
03-Sep-04 - 05:42 AM
Thread Name: mandola, octave mandolin or what
Subject: mandola, octave mandolin or what
Hi all,
I have just come to own a fine sounding instrument, whose previous owner called "mandola". However it is not tuned (low to high) CGDA, but GDAE, that is the same of the mandolin one octave below, so someone told me that it should be called "octave mandolin".
The lenght is 51 cm. It has four couples of strings, each couple of the same gauge. The highest pair is plain steel, the rest are wounded.
The previous owner (out of contact now) used it to play Irish Traditional.
How do you think I should call it? Do you know alternative tunings for it? Anybody owns something like it and could suggest me some tips?
Thanks in advance
Luigi Fazzo