The new Johnson Deluxe Octave mandolins (MA-550) feature improved looks, sound and playability. These mandolins come with an extra deep body that gives them a bigger sound with lots of bark. They have a gracefully shaped, offset double cutaway design to allow easy access to the upper frets.
These mandolins feature highly flamed maple back & sides with a chocolate brown finish. The bodies are bound in grained ivoroid with Abalone purfling. Other features include diecast tuning machines with a 16:1 gear ratio, a compensated rosewood bridge, and an ivoroid heal cap.
- Top: Solid Spruce
- Back & Sides: Highly-Flamed Maple
- Neck: Solid Carved Maple
- Tuning Machines: Gotoh Machine Heads
- Purfling: Abalone
- Fretboard Inlay: Abalone Block
- Tailpiece: Nickel Plated Steel
- Scale Length: 20-1/8"
- Body Width: 12-3/4"
- Nut Width: 1-1/4"