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1950's Jackson Guldan Mandocello - Irish Tuning / DAEB - Octave Mandolin

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Clayton Audio
Loris, SC, United States
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     Jackson Guldan was a US company out of Columbus Ohio that made a lot of violins - and some well constructed parlor sized guitars with a unique neck setup - the angle can be adjusted by turning a small inset screw at the neckjoint. With that easily adjustable neck, a 24.75'" scale and trapeze tailpiece it makes a good choice for mandocello, octave mandolin or double tenor conversion.

    I've put on new locking tuners - a new tailpiece - new bone nut and modified the original bridge for eight strings - also a new rosewood fretboard and medium jumbo frets.

Currently strung in "Irish" tuning DAEB and the string pairings are:

59-59 39-39  26-26   14-14

    The acoustic quality on this box is just outstanding - push it hard on rhythm and it drowns out a dreadnought or a banjo - and it has a sustain that just rings on and on at the end of a note - longest I've heard. -- With lighter strings it can also be played as an octave mandolin in GDAE tuning.

I've posted a sample on SoundCloud under ClaytonAudio


   Ships in a new padded gig bag.

Length                           -          36"
Scale                        -               24 3/4"
Lower bout              -          13"
Upper bout             -          9 1/2"
Nut         -    1 5/8"
Weight  -   4.5 lbs

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