Since 2005 Eastwood's Mandocaster™ has been one of the top selling electric mandolins in the world. This 2014 addition to the Mandocaster family is an Octave Guitar. It is tuned the same as any standard guitar, E-E, but an octave higher. Like putting a capo on the 12th fret of your 12 string guitar, but with a longer, more manageable scale length. A perfect addition to your studio!
Posted by Dave J. from western Canada. on 27th May 2014
What a lovely little bugger this thing has turned out to be. It required a lot of work when I first got it - the frets were buzzing and the strings were substandard - but I've never had a new guitar that didn't need some work, and a luthier dressed the neck and frets properly. I installed a set of light Ernie Ball chromes [which still may not be the right choice - might try something bronze next] but they speed up the neck nicely. It's best played through an amp with a lot of bass tonality - when I play on flat settings it comes across as some kind of an autoharp, but there is some nice midrange if you're patient in sorting your equipment. It's more a country-rock instrument than anything else - Creedence is fun through it, as well as Skyyard and some Dixie Chicks. It's another arrow in a musician's quiver, and a fun one at that - but be prepared to spend some time sorting it out.