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OCTAVE MANDOLIN, Mandolin from Freshwater.

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Freshwater OCTAVE MANDOLIN tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Freshwater
  • Category: Mandolins
  • Added in our database on: 03/03/2004

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Freshwater OCTAVE MANDOLIN user reviews

Average Score:4.0(4/5 based on 1 review)
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Mandolman's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

I use it for a year and the sound rocks!
Original and go anywhere for any kind of music. (My cousin who plays like a heavy metal because it is also quite suitable for this kind of music)

I like the finesse game and a balanced sound both in acute low

I tried Boluda and Foley before, they each have their quality with a + powerful, but I truly believe that the Freshwater fits much better versatility.

Especially for the price / quality ratio is very good 800 € acoustic electric with wood selected from the luthier.

The waiting time is more than 6 months 4 months

I do it again the same choice, but I liked to test the 'octave mandola "before because the handle is a little shorter but I fear he will lose in sound quality. (Mine to a handle of 610 mm is a little bouzouki or octave mandolin large)

For those seeking a Irish bouzouki is a choice you will not be disappointed, after the level above which is a Sobell to his inimitable

For those who want an electric version, there are ways to turn a mini electric guitar
octave mandolin electric (you must be a bit handy and follow the directions on this site:


In fact the handle is too big and does not move easily against the agreements chant. This is the main difficulty of the instrument that fatigue quickly when you want to move more on the handle

It's still the bouzouki the heaviest of the market and it gave me tendonitis in the shoulder.

The sound is very good but again the choice, I will avoid taking the rose Celtic. For large sessions, it's annoying.


It depends if you want to push the instrument into a corner or not. There will be limited quite quickly. However, if you stay between 1st and 7th cargo while traveling very well.


- I use it for 5 years now
- I love his sound while staying cozy slamming. Sound between bluegrass and Irish
- I love its shape, good bass. I like the least acute and especially the handle
- I tested Joe Foley (excellent) and Boluda (also excellent) but it was not my budget
- A very good value for money but you have to ask the luthier to make a handle so big hello if tendonitis!


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