I"m about to embark on building a solid body electric Octave Mandolin (after completing mostly successfully #an electric mandolin). I need a little help figuring out the dimensions for the neck - there's no place nearby that has any OMs to check against.
Since I'm building the neck from scratch, there's a lot of flexibility - just need some starting suggestions. I'll be using the inner 4 saddles from a 12 string guitar bridge at one end - which sets one of the dimensions. The scale length that I've chosen is 22.875". What's missing (I think) is the width at the nut (the rest becomes simple geometry).
So - what are typical neck widths at the nut for OMs???
# # Rich