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    Registered User tonydxn's Avatar
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    Default Minuscule mandolin on eBay UK

    Tiny bowlback by Carlo Miroglio for sale on eBay UK
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224203066162?ul_noapp=true

    The photo shows it with a normal size mandolin. It has a scale length of 7.75 inches and is presumably intended to be tuned an octave higher. I find this kind of quirky stuff fun, but 95 + postage makes it a pricey bit of rather short-lived fun.

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    Mando-Accumulator Jim Garber's Avatar
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    Exceptionally cute but I wonder whether it will actually play or sound like much. I guess you can get a sense by putting a capo on the 10th or 11th, maybe 12th fret of a regular mandolin. You may need very small fingers.
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    Default Re: Minuscule mandolin on eBay UK

    That's tiny. It's even smaller than Bob Clark's piccolo mandolin "kittens".

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    Default Re: Minuscule mandolin on eBay UK

    I saw this a few days ago and was also tempted but not at that price since it'd be a cute/fun thing and probably too small for my fingers.
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    Default Re: Minuscule mandolin on eBay UK

    More like a mandolin-shaped ukulele?

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