22 1/2" / 572 mm scale length
14 fret neck
body : 16"L / 14.75"W / 3.2"D
36 mm neck width at nut
string gauges : .014, .022w, .032, .048
tuning : GDAE


An octave-mandolin works excellent for someone who isn't ready for the
finger stretches of bouzouki playing but desiring at least a similiar depth of tone. At 22.5" the OM is 3" shorter but uses a tuning like the bouzouki.

My flat-top OMs have a punchy sustain and cut through in volume over other instruments in an acoustic jam. Like my bouzoukis they don't have to be played hard to get pleasing results.

I use a discernible induced-arch back that brings out better projection and volume compared to carved backs. It also helps keep the instrument more affordable in terms of material usage.The tops are hand-planed and tuned to achieve the correct tone and strength.

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

Every Nyberg OM incorporates solid body plates, a laminated african mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard and bridge, adjustable truss rod (through soundhole), chrome precision tuning heads, chrome strap buttons, a signature nyberg cast tailpiece, bone nut and saddle and includes a hardshell archtop case. Lifetime warranty.

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


Starting at $2900 US ($3625 CAD), includes a mahogany, sapele, or claro walnut 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 cocobolo
port orford spruce indian rosewood brazilian rosewood
alaska yellow cedar paduak  

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