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Old 12-30-2020, 06:07 AM
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Default Mandolin-Mandola-Octave Mandolin tunings

I'm waiting on the arrival of a luthier built mandola to give the acoustic duo i perform in some different sounds for songs that it will sound good in. I am a guitar player, and have not owned a mandolin (or other variants mentioned in the thread subject).

I know mandolins are tuned G-D-A-E. The mandola I have coming is tuned C-G-D-A. Obviously I will have some learning curve for chords on this mandola vs. guitar chords. Neither of these tunings mimic guitar tuning.

Any advice on getting acclimated to this new instrument? I'm sure I can find some chord charts online.

Here's a pic of the new inbound arrival. It was built in 1999 by luthier J. Higgins in the United Kingdom. It has a Fishman pickup installed in it.

Thanks in advance for any advice you might share.
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