The Mandola is a chambered solidbody, dual pickup, 18 fret, 12-string electric guitar, featuring a short 390mm scale.
It gives a true mandolin like tone but is played in a standard tuning 12-string guitar.
Starting in Germany in the 16th Century the mandola has impacted music for centuries. And now we have continued the tradition in the Duesenberg way.
The Mando is made from a solid piece of mahogany in which we route large sound chambers for increased resonance and semi-hollow like response. The short set maple neck sports a 12" indian rosewood fretboard.
The Mando is tuned in standard tuning, so it can be played with ease but still give you an exciting new tone.
She is equipped with a Duesenberg VintageClass singlecoil for the neck and a LittleToaster mini-humbucker for the bridge position.
This combination makes the Mando’s sound incomparably brilliant and provides it with enough charm to break open the gates of heaven in nearly any musical context or genre. The Little Toaster and SC1 pickups are precisely right for this kind of penetrating sound, which possesses bell-like clarity and brightness in every band context.
All our instruments are fitted with our own hardware, which you will only find on a Duesenberg. We design it with attention to even the smallest details to create truly unique instruments from tuner buttons to jack plates. Duesenberg Z-Tuners with round buttons and the full adjustable 12-string bridge will allow you to set the perfect intonation on each string.
All of our fretboards are carefully pleked and finished by hand for optimum playability and the smooth feel they are famous for.
- Neck Joint: Set-in
- Wood: 1-piece maple
- Width: 45 mm / 1.77" (nut), 54 mm / 2.13" (12th fret)
- Thickness: 22 mm / 0.87" (1st fret)
- Shape: D
- Fingerboard: Indian rosewood, radius 305 mm / 12"
- Inlays: Pearloid dots
- Frets: 22 jumbo 2,8 x 1,0 mm
- Scale length: 390 mm / 15.35"
- Trussrod: Steel dual-action
- Headstock: Black veneer
- Type: Solid mahogany with sound chambers
- Top: Flat
- Size: 39,5 x 28,5 cm / 15.55" x 11.22"
- Height (sides): 4 cm / 1.57"
- Binding: Cream
- Pickguard: Aged white
- Finish: PUR lacquer
- Tuners: Duesenberg Z-Tuners, knurled buttons
- Bridge: Duesenberg 12-string bridge
- Tailpiece: Slotted brass tailpiece
- Strap pins: Duesenberg standard
- Hardware color: Nickel
Strings: Duesenberg DSM08 (008/008-010/010-013/013-010/022-014/032-022/042)
- Pickup (neck): Duesenberg VintageClass
- Pickup (bridge): Duesenberg LittleToaster
- Wiring: 1 volume, 1 tone, 3-way pickup selector