Large Body Octave Mandolin

A popular variation of the LBB is the Large Body Octave Mandolin (LBOM) and like the SBOM, it has a slightly shorter scale length of 580mm. The left hand stretches are therefore a wee bit easier, making this an ideal instrument for melody and rhythm playing. The LBOM retains the fuller tonal characteristics of the LBB making this variation great for accompaniment, melody or session rhythm playing.


  • Scale length – 580mm
  • Tuning GDAD/E
  • Right or left handed
  • Soundboard – European Spruce or Western Red Cedar
  • Back and Sides – Indian Rosewood
  • Neck – Carbon reinforced Brazilian Mahogany or Flame Maple
  • Neck backstrap – optional
  • Two way adjustable truss rod
  • Fingerboard – Ebony
  • Mother of Pearl face and edge dots
  • Bridge – Ebony
  • Saddle – fully compensated bone
  • Nut – Bone
  • Machine Heads – Gold-plated Gotoh SGL510
  • Tailpiece – 2mm Solid Brass

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