22 1/2" / 572 mm scale length
14 fret neck
body : 16"L / 14.75 "W / 3"D
smaller body : 14" wide
36 mm neck width at nut
string gauges : .014, .022w, .032, .048
tuning : GDAE


Like a friend of mine pointed out: the difference in the sound of a carved-top instrument in comparison to a flat-top instrument is that the Ctop sounds more "compressed". It has a concentrated, punchier response and still has a short enough scale length to impart the characteristic percussive sound that is found in mandolins.

On a maple and englemann OM I recently completed for a Klezmer player in New Mexico, I was again quite charmed by the tone – and I am a dyed-in-the-wool bouzouki player.

SMALLER BODY . Also available in smaller 14" body. You can see this model here on facebook.


Available only with a carved-top configuration, I can build a 10 string 'mid-scale' cittern. Adding a low D course on the bass end will give a sample tuning of DGDAE.

Every Nyberg octave-mandolin incorporates solid body plates, a laminated african mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard and bridge, fine tuning heads, chrome strap buttons, bone nut and saddle and includes a hardshell case. Lifetime warranty.

Check the Design Ethics Page for details on construction, design, and options such as pick-ups.

"I guess as a player the best thing I can say is i just didn't want to put it down. I knew from talking to you and reading the website that you take your craft seriously, but i am just blown away by what that means in practice."

– Danny


Starting at $3750 US ($4500 CAD)walnut or sapele body,choice of top, and binding. Hardshell case included.

Top Options Body Options Binding Options
cedar honduran mahogany rosewood
engelmann spruce flamed koa ebony
sitka spruce flamed maple  
port orford spruce indian rosewood  
alaska yellow cedar    

Click here to contact me for specific pricing based upon your desired options.




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