Renaissance mandore. A small instrument which is the ancestor of the mandolin. Available with 4 or 5 single or doubled courses of strings. Also works well as a Brescian mandolin or tuned as a ukulele.
Scale length: 35cm.
European Spruce, European Ash, European Cherry, European Beech, European Walnut, Boxwood. Other wood choices available.
Renaissance mandore with straight pegbox from 'Harmonie Universelle' by Marine Mersenne (France, 1636).
Renaissance mandore from with curved pegbox from 'Tabulature de Mandore' by François de Chancy (France, 1629).
Close-up of end of body looking towards pegbox and neck, showing endcap.
Close-up side view of end of body looking towards pegbox and neck.
Back view of 4 string version with body of European Ash and Dark Meranti, strap button and different pegbox design.