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Bayard Mandolins - Octave

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This Bayard Octave Mandolin is an exciting change of pace from the typical mando and features a larger body and longer scale with Sitka Spruce X-bracing. The top is Sitka Spruce, paired with Honduran Mahogany back and sides, and a Honduran Rosewood fingerboard, giving it a full-bodied voice and making it a real pleasure to play. It has a 22 1/8" scale with a slightly wider 1 9/32" nut - a comfortable transition for guitarists trying their hand at the significantly smaller mandolin. Handmade by Bayard Blain in Fayetteville, Arkansas, this Bayard Octave Mandolin plays smoothly, looks incredible, and sounds great. Original hardshell case included.

Body Mandola with Tobacco Burst and Sitka X brace
Top Sitka Spruce top
Back and Sides Honduran Mahogany
Scale Length 22 1/8”
Neck Laminated Maple and Mahogany with Cocobola Rosewood headplate
Fingerboard Honduran Rosewood
Frets 26
Nut Width 1 9/32”
Bridge Honduran Rosewood with Macassar Ebony and Brass tailpiece
Case Hardshell Case included

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