SBOM – Small Body Octave Mandolin

The Small Body Octave Mandolin or SBOM retains the tonal characteristics of the SBB but with a slightly shorter scale length the left hand stretches are a wee bit easier, making this an ideal instrument for melody and session rhythm playing. It has a great sound with the characteristic bouzouki top end clarity.

The deeper body accentuates the bass end and mids and gives the tone a full richness with excellent projection, sustain and the ability to cut through.


  • 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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