Renaissance mandore. A small instrument which is the ancestor of the mandolin. Available with 4 or 5 single or doubled courses of strings.
Scale length: Available with 35cm or 28cm scale length.
German/Alpine Spruce, European Cherry, European Sycamore, London Plane, Boxwood. Other wood choices available.
Left: Renaissance mandore with straight pegbox from 'Harmonie Universelle' by Marine Mersenne (France, 1636). Right: Renaissance mandore from with curved pegbox from 'Tabulature de Mandore' by François de Chancy (France, 1629).
Front view of mandore with 35cm scale length and fingerboard and bridge of Apple wood.
Close-up view of rose.
Side view from end of body.
A video and sound sample of this instrument being played. Playing by Peter Walker.
A video and sound sample of this instrument being played. Playing by Jo Dusepo.