Mandocello / Mandoloncello 'Platin Royal'
The Mandoloncello, or mandocello, belongs to the mandolin family. It is significantly larger and thus has lower notes, namely two whole tones below the guitar. In our model, the tear drop body shape is reminiscent of a bouzouki. However, the greater volume gives the instrument a rich, warm sound. The head on the other hand has the typical mandolin shape, as seen on the old Gibson mandolins. The top, like the back and fingerboard are decorated with beautiful inlaid pearl which, with the inlaid wood rosette, provides a luxurious look.
In classical mandolin orchestras the mandoloncello has usually taken on the cello part - hence the name. The tuning also corresponds to a cello (C-G-d-a). However, the mandocello, unlike its bowed namesake, is strung in unison courses to ensure a higher volume.
Top: solid spruce
Back & Sides: Rosewood
Pickups: Fishman Presys + m. chromatic tuner
Overall length: 102 cm
Body width: 40 cm
Body depth: 11 cm
Neck width: 39 mm to 49 mm
Scale length: 65 cm
Our mandoloncello is featured in the video "Black 47" from the recent album "Save The Last Drop" from the Celtic-folk band "Aberlours" who hail from Halle, Germany.