• 0ctave Mandolin Mandola David Freshwater

    Beautiful handmade Octave Mandola/Mandolin by Scottish maker David Freshwater in 2005. In great original condition and plays beautifully. A scale length of 541mm makes it possible to use 3 of the 4 courses strung in octaves which gives it a unique sound option and also allows a variety of fingering options for larger or smaller hands. Has a strong powerful sound when required and is balanced across the range. Very rarely comes on the market. Just don't get the time to play this lovely instrument as often as it deserves so time to let it go to a new home. Will not post or courier but will deliver up to 50 miles for fuel.
    £250.00
    0 bidsEnding Sunday at 4:39PM GMT3d 7hCollection in personType: Octave Mandolin
  • Octave Mandola Mandolin - Electric - (Paul Hathway)

    Octave Mandolin/Mandola - electric - semi solid body. Built in pick-up. Hand-made by Paul Hathway. Plays well.
    £475.00
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  • Handmade Irish Bouzouki

    Have gone back to my main interest guitars but kept this as an example if I should ever get the urge to attempt another It is virtually unplayed.All solid timbers no plywood used. The sound is loud !
    £146.00
    3 bids
    £15.00 postage
    Ending 20 Nov at 3:43PM GMT5d 6hClick & CollectType: Irish Bouzouki
  • Bouzouki 8 STRINGS GREEK BOUZOUKI BEAUTIFUL INSTRUMENT with hard case

    Beautiful Greek Bouzouki I purchased on holiday in 2001. Not had much use and this shows in the unmarked condition. These are the original strings so could probably do with a fresh set. Complete with a hard shell case. You are welcome to come and test and collect or will be sent fully insured if you require posting.
    £150.00
    1 bid
    £25.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 4:53PM GMT3d 8hClick & CollectType: Greek Bouzouki
  • New listingElectric Bouzouki

    Collection Only.
    £220.00
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    Brand: UnbrandedType: Greek Bouzouki
  • Mandola (CGDA tuning) By Ozark

    Selling my Mandola by Ozark. It’s in great condition. Strung left handed at the moment but easily changed. Nice instrument.
    £20.00
    1 bid
    £20.25 postage
    Ending Sunday at 3:19PM GMT3d 6hClick & CollectBrand: OzarkType: Mandola
  • OCTAVE MANDOLA "C"

    MY 3RD MANDOLA, MADE BY SELF. WIDTH OF BODY = 350MM. LENGTH OF BODY =400MM. DEPTH OF SIDES 90MM. STRING LENGTH = 520MM. THIS MANDOLA IS FITTED WITH CLIFFORD ESSEX STRINGS AND HAS A BEAUTIFUL TONE.
    £305.00
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  • Eastwood Airline MANDOLA (Mandolin)

    Finally could play my heavier guitars. So never used and now sitting in the music room feeling lonely, From smoke and pet free studio. Strings: Both C-. 0 40 / G-. 026 / D-. 016 / A-. 010. Width at the Nut: 1 3/16".
    £325.00
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    Type: Mandola
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  • New listing BOUZOUKI ,4 STRING

    I put guitar strings on it. tuned to D,G.B,E. there's no label or makers mark on it. local collection only. who can inspect, test and verify that the item is.
    £130.00
    0 bidsEnding 24 Nov at 4:59PM GMT9d 8hCollection in personBrand: UnbrandedType: Greek Bouzouki
  • Sherwood hand made Irish Bouzouki

    I think these instruments were made some years ago for Hobgoblin music by various uk luthiers and I ‘think’ this one was possibly made by David Freshwater. It’s a lovely quality build and in great shape for its age with no issues. No fret wear, dead straight neck, has some light playing wear to the top (see pics) Top is cedar I think and back and sides im not sure....Nice figure though! Scale length is 660mm and 37mm nut width. Comes with a good quality gig bag. I would prefer collection but I will pack it for a courier to collect.
    £650.00
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    Type: Irish Bouzouki
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  • Paul Hathway B3 long scale Irish Bouzouki

    £775.00
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    Type: Irish Bouzouki
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  • OCTAVE MANDOLA STRINGS. MEDIUM GAUGE. 13 - 48. PHOSPHOR OR NICKEL ROUND WOUND.

    £13.50 to £14.50
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    Type: Mandola
  • Black Irish Bouzouki Electro-Acoustic, made by Hora, with Flight Case

    Really nice electro-acoustic black Irish bouzouki made by Hora of Romania. Nice smooth action, good strings, and the flight case is solid body and virtually blemish free.
    £150.00
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    Brand: HORAType: Irish Bouzouki
  • 8-String Bouzouki

    Bouzouki has a soft case, front design made from pearls and stones giving it a unique finish, 8-strings.
    £530.00
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  • Eric Beharrell, hand built bouzouki

    This hand built bouzouki by E, Beharrell, has top Quality sound woods,back and sides, amazaque,top and tone struting sitka spruce, this bouzouki has tuned x tone bars and  struts, arched top and back, good loud tone. comes with good quality gig bag.
    £1,302.00
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  • Bouzouki, Flat Back, Ozark

    Ozark Flat Back Bouzouki with solid spruce top and solid maple back & sides. The Ozark 2222 Romania is an exceptional value Bouzouki - built and hand finished in Romania. Flat back Bouzouki model 2222.
    £149.00
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    Brand: Ozark
  • Ashbury AT-14 TENOR GUITAR, Spruce Top, mahogany body. At Hobgoblin Music

    Ashbury AT-14 Tenor Guitar, Spruce Top CGDA. If you are in the UK, there is probably a branch of Hobgoblin Music near you. Ashbury: Professional quality range of Guitars, Basses, Resonators, Ukuleles, Mandolins, Banjos & Fiddles.
    £229.00
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  • Maxtone MGC - 05 Flat Back Mandocello 8 String Bouzouki Tuning UK Deliver

    Maxtone Flat Back Mandocello 8 String Bouzouki Tuning The Mandocello is tuned CGDA one octave below the Mandola (however most of them will stand being tuned in GDAE like a bouzouki, using lighter strings).
    £129.95
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  • Electric 10-string bouzouki

    Solid body 10-string electric bouzouki. Made in 1990 by Italian instrument maker Sergio Tomassone (http://www.tomassone.it/chi-siamo), after a recommendation by the famous Italian singer-songwriter and guitar player Pino Daniele (https://www.quotidiano.net/spettacoli/pino-daniele-liutaio-tomassone-1.549807). This is one-of-a-kind instrument, and it will satisfy the most demanding musician. With two Seymour Duncan pickups, and a custom made flight case. It is in perfect conditions, but it requires a pro setup, since it hasn’t been used for years. Dimension (flight case closed): l. 102cm / w. 32cm / h. 13cm. It is ( Instrument flight case) a really heavy item. Collection in Whitley Bay or Newcastle upon Tyne — or the buyer can book and pay for a courier collection.
    £1,200.00
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  • Octave Mandolin (archtop) Bouzouki Hofner Guitar conversion

    This is a '50s (?). Hofner congress archtop guitar converted to an octave mandolin or Bouzouki. It could equally well be tuned as a Mando-Cello. I found this guitar with a good, straight neck, no sign of any work, and gave it to a friend and guitar/mandolin builder who has frankly, done an excellent job.
    £750.00
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    Type: Octave Mandolin
    25 watching
  • Artist MD200EQ+C Mandolin with Pickup and Hard Case -Red Sunburst

    Artist MD200EQ C Mandolin with Pickup and Hard Case -Red Sunburst About this Mandolin This is the classic Tear Drop Shaped Mandolin with f holes and pickup, our most popular model. It also includes a pickup and a sturdy hard case.
    £105.00
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  • Ashbury STYLE-A OCTAVE MANDOLA. Solid Spruce top & Walnut body. From Hobgoblin

    Ashbury Rathlin Octave Mandola. Ashbury: Professional quality range of Guitars, Basses, Resonators, Ukuleles, Mandolins, Banjos & Fiddles. If you are in the UK, there is probably a branch of Hobgoblin Music near you.
    £289.00
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    Brand: AshburyType: Mandola
  • Octave Mandolin – Saorsey – 8 String  Bouzouki Excellent condition 

    With hard case included!
    £400.00
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    £6.49 postage
    Type: Octave Mandolin
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  • OCTAVE MANDOLA STRINGS. HEAVY GAUGE. 14 - 54. PHOSPHOR OR NICKEL ROUND WOUND.

    £13.50 to £14.50
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    Type: Mandola
  • Greek Bouzouki 8-string

    8-string Greek bouzouki. Ebony fretboard Wooden decoration. Spruce soundboard.
    £900.00
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    Type: Greek Bouzouki
  • Ashbury Style E CELTIC CITTERN, Solid spruce top & sapele body. British design.

    Ashbury Style E Celtic Cittern, 10 string. Solid Alaskan Sitka Spruce top, solid sapele body, designed by Phil Davidson. Ashbury: Professional quality range of Guitars, Basses, Resonators, Ukuleles, Mandolins, Banjos & Fiddles.
    £599.00
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  • Blueridge BR-40T TENOR GUITAR, Contemporary style. Solid Sitka top. Hobgoblin

    Bristol guitars are made by Saga, the Blueridge people. Blueridge BR-40T Contemporary Tenor Guitar CGDA. You can't go wrong with a Blueridge. No corners have been cut to keep thje price down, and the guitars speak for themselves in quality and playability.
    £449.00
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  • VINTAGE 6 STRINGS GREEK BOUZOUKI FROM THE 80's. VERY GOOD CONDITION. BEAUTIFUL.

    RECENTLY SERVICED. NEW BRIDGE, NEW BONE NUTS, NEW STRINGS. EBONY FRET BOARD WITH VERY GOOD LOW ACTION. BEAUTIFUL REBETIKO SOUND. OVAL SOUND HALL. NORTH LONDON. EXCELLENT CONDITION FOR IT'S AGE.
    £547.00
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    £20.00 postage
    Brand: UnbrandedType: Greek Bouzouki
  • CLIFFORD ESSEX OCTAVE MANDOLA STRINGS. LIGHT GAUGE. 12 - 44. MADE IN BRITAIN.

    £13.50 to £14.50
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    Type: Mandola
  • Seagull M4 4-String Diatonic Guitar - Spruce - Electro

    Small in stature. Big in fun! Godin tuner and pickup system perfect for the live performing player! Electro Acoustic Guitars. Acoustic Guitar Amplifiers. Bass Guitar Amplifiers. Electric Guitar Amplifiers.
    £179.00
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  • D'Addario EJ76 Mandola Loop End Strings. 8 String, Set.15-52 Medium Gauge

    EJ76 Phospher Bronze. Mandola Strings. Designed and gauged for the mandola. They are made from the highest quality plain steel, stainless steel, nickel plated steel and phosphor bronze and are available in a wide variety of gauges.
    £9.25
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    Brand: D'AddarioType: Mandola
  • Ashbury AM-325 OCTAVE MANDOLA, flat solid spruce top, solid maple body

    Ashbury AM-325 Octave Mandola, Flat Top. Ashbury: Professional quality range of Guitars, Basses, Resonators, Ukuleles, Mandolins, Banjos & Fiddles. Solid spruce top, solid maple body. Oval hole, gloss natural finish.
    £399.00
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    Brand: AshburyType: Mandola
  • Blue Moon BB-15 Irish Bouzouki with Pick Up, Padded Carry Bag and spare strings

    Electro Acoustic Flatback Bouzouki for Irish Celtic Traditional Folk Music. Nut Width: 35mm, Width at 12th Fret: 44mm, Scale length: 660mm, Body Depth: 77mm. Maple neck with Accacia fingerboard and Plastic nut.
    £205.00
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    Ending Today at 7:09PM GMT10h 20mCollection in personType: Irish Bouzouki
  • Pilgrim CELTIC DAWN Octive MANDOLA VPOM100 Natural

    Octive MANDOLA VPOM100 Natural. Pilgrim CELTIC DAWN MANDOLA. CELTIC DAWN MANDOLA. Pilgrim MandolaSeries. We will always go out of our way to source the product you are looking for. Established since 1998.
    £365.20
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    Type: Mandola
  • Blueridge BR-60T CONTEMPORARY TENOR GUITAR. Spruce top. Lovely instrument.

    Bristol guitars are made by Saga, the Blueridge people. Blueridge BR-60T Contemporary Tenor Guitar CGDA. You can't go wrong with a Blueridge. No corners have been cut to keep thje price down, and the guitars speak for themselves in quality and playability.
    £529.00
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  • GHS Custom Irish Bouzouki strings Octave Set medium guage 11-38

    GHS CUSTOM IRISH BOUZOUKI SET. Rest of the world is £4.00.
    £9.49
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    Type: Irish Bouzouki
  • CLIFFORD ESSEX IRISH BOUZOUKI STRINGS - MEDIUM GAUGE - MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN.

    £10.00 to £11.00
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    Type: Irish Bouzouki
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  • CLIFFORD ESSEX IRISH BOUZOUKI STRINGS - LIGHT GAUGE - MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN.

    £10.00 to £11.00
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    Type: Irish Bouzouki
  • Ashbury LINDISFARNE OCTAVE MANDOLA, Guitar Body. Solid Cedar top. From Hobgoblin

    Ashbury Lindisfarne Octave Mandola, Guitar Body. Octave mandola neck with cutaway guitar body. Solid cedar top. Item ID: GR32021 Model No: LINDISFARNE Made in Vietnam. Pin bridge. Strap end pin. Ashbury: Professional quality range of Guitars, Basses, Resonators, Ukuleles, Mandolins, Banjos & Fiddles.
    £769.00
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    Brand: Ashbury
    12 watching
    Type: Mandola
  • Ashbury Style A TENOR MANDOLA. Solid spruce top, walnut body. From Hobgoblin

    Ashbury Rathlin Tenor Mandola. Ashbury: Professional quality range of Guitars, Basses, Resonators, Ukuleles, Mandolins, Banjos & Fiddles. If you are in the UK, there is probably a branch of Hobgoblin Music near you.
    £259.00
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    Brand: Ashbury
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    Type: Mandola
  • Ashbury AT-24 TENOR GUITAR, All Solid Sapele. Irish-Tuned CGDA. From Hobgoblin

    Ashbury AT-24 Tenor Guitar Solid Sapele GDAE. All solid sapele top, back and sides. Sapele binding, satin finish. Sapele neck, hardwood fingerboard. Buffalo bone nut and saddle. Ashbury: Professional quality range of Guitars, Basses, Resonators, Ukuleles, Mandolins, Banjos & Fiddles.
    £499.00
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  • Pilgrim CELTIC DAWN Octive MANDOLA VPOM100 Natural

    Octive MANDOLA VPOM100 Natural. Pilgrim CELTIC DAWN MANDOLA.
    £431.10
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    Type: Mandola
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  • Sakis Model 2 GREEK BOUZOUKI, walnut striped bowl back, Solid top.From Hobgoblin

    Sakis Model 2 Greek Bouzouki. Sakis: Fine quality bouzoukis from Greece. If you are in the UK, there is probably a branch of Hobgoblin Music near you. Buy from the experts for the friendliest service and best after-sales care!
    £509.00
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    Type: Greek Bouzouki
  • HiGuitarsUK Eyas Electric Tenor Guitar, Octave Mandola, Bouzouki. Natural. NEW

    New HiGuitarsUK Eyas. The new HiGuitarsUK Eyas is handcrafted from quality materials and components in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire, UK. Primarily designed to utilize D'Addario J63 strings (as a CGDA tuned electric tenor guitar/electric tenor banjo) or D'Addario J63I strings (as a GDAE tuned Octave Mandola/Bazouki) the Eyas can also be strung for DGBE guitar tuning, GCEA one octave down ukulele tuning and DGBD open G tuning.
    £749.00
    Type: Mandola
    Free postage
  • Ashbury AM-375 IRISH BOUZOUKI, Flat solid spruce top, solid maple body.

    Ashbury AM-375 Irish Bouzouki, Flat Top. Ashbury: Professional quality range of Guitars, Basses, Resonators, Ukuleles, Mandolins, Banjos & Fiddles. Solid spruce top, solid maple body. Oval hole, gloss natural finish.
    £429.00
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    Brand: Ashbury
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    Type: Irish Bouzouki
  • Pilgrim CELTIC DAWN MANDOLA VPMD100 Natural

    The VPMD100 mandola has a solid spruce top, and solid maple back and sides, combined with an ebony and bone bridge. We will always go out of our way to source the product you are looking for. Nut Width28.4mm.
    £335.50
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    Type: Mandola
  • New listingBlueridge BR-40T Tenor Guitar Guitar 

    A really popular and great sounding tenor guitar.
    £250.00
    1 bidEnding 21 Nov at 10:33AM GMT6d 1hCollection in personBrand: Blueridge
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Bouzoukis & Mandolas

Both bouzoukis and mandolas are string instruments that function in a similar way to acoustic guitars, albeit much smaller. The bouzouki has between six and eight strings, which usually have a scale length of between 19 and 27 inches. Mandolas, on the other hand, feature eight strings and have a scale length of 16 to 20 inches. The smaller scale of the mandola makes it a lot easier to play than a bouzouki, which can feel like a guitar in both size and sound.

Why choose a bouzouki?

  • Scale length - The scale length on a bouzouki can be anywhere from three to eleven inches longer than that of a mandola. This means that the vocal range of the bouzouki is much greater and the instrument is more versatile
  • Sustainability - Its extra scale length makes the bouzouki far more sustainable, allowing it to play pieces of music that could sound odd on a mandola. This is obvious when playing the last note of any song
  • Aesthetics - Every instrument is different, however Bouzoukis are well known for their heavily inlaid bodies, which contain great quantities of mother of pearl. An instrument that looks beautiful in design can often be an incentive to perform, and it is also better when playing to other people as it comes across a professional piece of kit

Why pick a mandola?

  • Scale length - The shorter scale length of a mandola makes it much easier to play and to learn for beginners 
  • Convenience - The shorter length and its lighter weight makes it much more easy to transport than a bouzouki. This offers more convenience when performing at gigs
  • Electric - Electric mandolas are much more common than electric bouzoukis. This can give a new dimension to the instrument, allowing for amplifier-boosted sound, giving you the opportunity to perform to larger groups of people.
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