Thomann Octave Mandolin 1087A-P


Octave Mandolin with Pickup

  • Solid spruce top
  • Flat back made of solid maple
  • Maple sides
  • Maple neck
  • Acacia fingerboard
  • Scale: 58.4 cm
  • With pickup and 3-band equalizer
  • Tuning from low to high: G-D-A-E (one octave below mandolin tuning)
  • Strings: D'Addarío J81
  • Antique finish
  • Colour: Natural
  • Made in Europe
available since December 2022
Item number 550571
sales unit 1 piece(s)
tuning G-D-A-E
scale-length 584 mm
gigbag included Yes
pickup included Yes
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Good enough
Ravenking 21.02.2023
This is not a quality instrument, but you have to pay ~800 for a quality octave mandolin. So this was perfect to learn on and find out if it's an instrument I enjoy. It's not great, but everything genuinely is just good enough.

- Nut is cut way too low, but there's a zero fret so the only impact is you can't use a strap under the strings.
- Action is so, so high. You can take the saddle off and sand it, but it's not adjustable and comes around 8mm high at fret 12.
- The finish on the body is nice, but the neck is so bad that after a week of playing you can see the finish rubbing away on the edge of the fretboard. Think deliberate road-worn finishes... but on the edge of your fretboard.
- No fret sprout through the sides, but some frets are genuinely not glued in at all, can just lift them out.
- Electronics are surprisingly good.

Know yourself. This isn't the instrument to buy to continue your folk career. If you've always been interested in OM, this is a fantastic way to start.