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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.

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  • SCALE: 26.3"-12 string; 24.9"- Mandocello
  • 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 Cedar
  • HARDWARE: Tuners-Nickel Schaller on a plate Tailpiece-Nickel-plated brass
  • 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 Nitrocellulose Lacquer