Soundboard: Oregon Pine
Type of wood: Nogal
Tuning Pegs: Metallic Material
Bridge: Bolivian Jacaranda and bronze frets
Tuning: Some guitarists tune a mandolin in fourths, the same as the bottom four guitar strings (E-A-D-G) or the top four guitar strings (D-G-B-E) allowing the same fingerings as a guitar.
Length: 70 cm. (27.56")
Width: 27cm. (10.63").
A mandolin is a small, plucked, stringed musical instrument, descended from the mandora. It is characterized by: Twelve strings in four pairs (courses), normally tuned to the tones g, d, a, and e" (like the violin), that are plucked with a plectrum, A body with a teardrop-shaped Sound table (i.e. face), or one that is essentially oval in shape, A neck with a flat (or slightly radiused) fretted fingerboard, and a flat nut and bridge, Tuning pegs inserted through the back of the necks head, or machined metal gears and pins in lieu of the pegs, A Sound table with a Sound hole, or f-shaped Sound holes, that are open and not latticed.