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Thread #73025   Message #1265589
Posted By: mooman
06-Sep-04 - 06:56 PM
Thread Name: mandola, octave mandolin or what
Subject: RE: mandola, octave mandolin or what
Dear Jon,

The scale length Inükshük has described very much point towards use of string gauges within the range I mentioned (although it is a matter of personal preference of course). The scale length of a mandocello that you (and I as well I think) would be more familiar with, having the low CGDA tuning you describe, would typically have a scale length of about 65 - 67cm. So in this case I was working on the actual scale lengths Inükshük and Luigi reported for their instruments rather than Inükshük's description "mandocello", as I realise usage of the terms mandocello, octave mandolin, octave mandola, short-scale bouzouki, mandola, tenor mandola, etc. vary enormously from country to country and especially either side of the Atlantic.

All the best to you and Pip and hope to see and play music with you again soon!