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#101 Mandocello, Standard Model


By Dammann Custom Instruments

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Our standard five-course mandocello is standard to us in size, shape, and the presence of a front soundhole. This instrument is constructed from Spruce and Walnut. It is tuned to fifths from the C below the E of the guitar to the high E of the guitar. It has a greater range than the guitar because of the low C and can do anything a guitar can do but with a different voice because of different harmony but also because of the double strings. The instrument is very flexible for open tunings. The mandocello is a specialty of our company. We make them in different models and styles and champion them to all players of stringed instruments.


  • Top: Red Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Quartersawn Walnut Stumpwood
  • Neck: One-piece Cherry; patented Total Control Neck - see demo below
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Sound Port: Small side port
  • Headplate: Two-tone Walnut
  • Bridge: Walnut stumpwood
  • Binding Material: Curly Maple
  • Nut Width:
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510 black
  • Scale Length: 25.5”
  • Pickup: Shop made piezo
  • Fret Markers: Side dots
  • Rosette: Spalted Maple/black and white mosiac
  • Finish: Nitrocellose lacquer
  • Frets: Stainless steel

Hardcase is included


We guarantee your satisfaction with any of the instruments you may purchase from us. If you are not satisfied with your new instrument, you may return it for a full refund within the first 7 days of purchase. You are responsible for shipping the instrument back to us safely if you simply wish to return the instrument during the first 7 days.

Your new instrument is guaranteed for workmanship and materials for 18 months from the date of purchase. We pay the shipping if a return for service is necessary. To guard against extreme humidity or dryness reasonable caution is required and we recommend keeping your instrument humidified.


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