This is a 12 string Guitar style mandolin. It looks and sounds like a mando, but has 12 strings and is tuned like a guitar, one octave up.
If anyone could let me know the correct string gauges for this I'd appreciate it. The three highest (GBE) are all the same guage. Also, if there's a brand of coated strings (for longer life) for Mandolins out there, I'd like to hear about it.
Thanks very much.