The Daffy Mandocello is based on
the Stella-style 12-string guitar, which is a copy of the great Leadbelly's
guitar. It features a tailpiece, rope binding, slotted headstock and a 27
3/8" scale. The large sound chamber and larger scale length give a deep rich
sound, as this instrument is 'tuned down' a tone and a half, with the normal
E-strings being tuned to a C#. The Mandocello has the same body but may have
a 24.9" scale and thinner neck if required.
This instrument is also available
as a 12-string guitar. Please enquire.
here for back view
- SCALE: 26.3"-12 string; 24.9"-
- MATERIALS: Soundboard: Sitka,
Engleman Spruce or Red Spruce (Extra, see price list.) Back and sides: Honduras
Mahogany or Blackwood Fingerboard / Inlay: Ebony or Rosewood, 16" radius;
Mother of Pearl dots Bridge: Ebony or Rosewood Neck: Honduras Mahogany or
- HARDWARE: Tuners-Nickel Schaller
on a plate Tailpiece-Nickel-plated brass
- HEADSTOCK VENEER: Ebony
- PURFLING: Variable-options include
'rope' or 'herringbone'
- NECK SHAPE: Vintage V-shaped
- NECK/BODY JOIN: Traditional
dovetail; or Modern bolt-on
- WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/4"
- WIDTH AT NUT: 1 7/8"
- BINDING: White
- FINISH: French Polish or