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    Default Nava Octave Mandolin

    Hi Guys,
    Thought that you might like to see a few photos of my latest octave mandolin. At the request of the client, the tailpiece was designed for ball-end strings.
    Cheers Gary
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    Nicely done there!
    What is the Scale length?
    Bit difficult to see from the photos…. is the top carved arch, induced arch, or "flat" ?

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    Very nice clean build Gary!

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    Default Re: Nava Octave Mandolin

    What a beauty!
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    Another great piece of work, Gary.
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    Default Re: Nava Octave Mandolin

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelcj View Post
    Nicely done there!
    What is the Scale length?
    Bit difficult to see from the photos…. is the top carved arch, induced arch, or "flat" ?
    Glad you like it.
    The scale length is 547mm or about 21.5".
    I'd call it a flat top- but there is an arch induced by the bracing.
    Thanks for your interest.
    Cheers Gary

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