- Solid spruce top, solid maple back and sides, flat back
- Fancy binding, engraved tailpiece
- Soundhole border inlay, Fleur de Lis headstock inlay
Trinity College 8-string Irish octave mandolins & bouzoukis are generally tuned G-D-A-E (low to high), one octave below a mandolin, or in similar tunings. The octave mandolin has a 20-inch scale and comes with all 4 string pairs tuned to unison pitches. The long neck bouzouki comes with high octave strings on the G and D pairs (similar to the setup of a 12-string guitar), though either instrument can be strung either way. They are both very nice entry level instruments, made with all solid woods.
Generally a hard case is included, but this can sometimes change depending on availability from our supplier.