Cremonese or Brescian mandolin. 4 single nylon or gut strings tuned in fifths (the same tuning as a Neapolitan mandolin). This type was espeiclaly popular between 1850-1930.
Scale length: 35cm.
German/Alpine Spruce, European Walnut, European Ash, Padauk, Jujube. Other wood choices available.
Back view from pegbox.
Close up view of front of pegbox.
Back view from end of body of Cremonese/Brescian mandolin with body of Maple and Oak.
Front view of version with fingerboard and bridge of London Plane.
A video and sound sample of this instrument being played. Playing by Jo Dusepo.