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Here is a remarkable new palette of colors to add to your performance. Professional session players have escorted this sonorous, growling, chiming delight into top recording studios to bring depth and attention to their solos and melodic accompaniment. There is truly nothing like the SCGC Mandocello out there, aside from some vintage archtop rarities which lack the sustain and playability.

‘Familiar and easy’ describes the 24-3/4 inch scale length. Four paired strings, most popularly tuned in unison to C-G-D-A, are comfortably spaced at the 1-1/2 inch nut. This instrument fills a hall with luxurious and satisfying resonance. The EQ is even by design, to allow the artist to determine the relative volume of high to low notes. We chose the SCGC F Model body for the standard Mandocello, though do consider the Mandocello as an option for most SCGC body styles. Wait until you get your hands on this one; you’ll write new songs, try new techniques and never run out of inspiration.

Cutaway option does not come standard
on the F Mandocello


Body Wood Type Indian Roseswood
  Back Stripe S29
  Binding Ivoroid
Top Wood Type Sitka Spruce
  Rosette Purfle Combo
  Purfling Purfle Combo
  Bracing/Voicing Tapered
Neck Peghead Solid F Style
  Peghead Binding I/B/I
  Overlay Material Ebony
  Headstock Inlay SCGC
  Width at Nut 1.5"
  Neck Shape Round
Fingerboard Side Dots Black
  Inlay 2mm Dots
  Width at 14th Fret 2"
  Binding I/B/I
  Scale Length 24.75
Finish Top Clear
  Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
  Neck Clear/Buffed
Setup Pickguard Tortoise
  Tuners/gears Chrome Gotoh Mini 510
  Strings .22, .34, .48,
.74 (A, D, G, C)
Dimensions Body Length 20 1/16"
  Body Depth 3.375-4.375"
  Number of Frets 21
  Frets Clear of the Body 14
  Lower Bout 15.875"
  Waist 9"
  Upper Bout 11.25"
Guitar specifications are subject to change; please consult SCGC or an authorized dealer prior to buying for the most current specifications.