This year's ZoukFest Instrument Raffle is for the first ever Rigel Octave Mandolin!
This instrument is the prototype for a new production model octave mandolin, hand built by Rigel's Pete Langdell!
About the design from Rigel’s Peter Mix:
“We're going to use a small-bodied, exquisitely-designed archtop guitar as the template for the instrument. This may seem like a stretch, but is our observation that the (Gibson style) K5 makes the best mandocello configuration and we believe this will also prove to be the case for an octave mandolin.”
The Octave Mandolin prototype will have a Carved Red Spruce top, carved back and sides of Vermont Rock Maple, Mahogany neck, Ebony fretboard, and a 22 ˝ " scale. Other details TBA. Stay tuned to the ZoukFest webpage http://zoukfest.com <http://zoukfest.com/> for news and photos as the project develops!
Read more about Rigel Mandolins here:
View Photos of the Rigel Octave Mandolin prototype under construction at: http://www.zoukfest.com/instrument_raffle.html
ZoukFest would like to extend its appreciation to Pete Langdell and Peter Mix of Rigel Mandolins for their support of ZoukFest.
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