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GUEST,Ray Mandola tuning/strings (16) RE: Mandola tuning/strings 01 Jul 21

What’s the scale length? For info ideal scale lengths should be in the region of 13” - mandolin; 17” - mandola and 21” - octave mandolin.

Unless it has a particularly short scale length, the answer is likely to be yes but it’ll not be very pleasant to play, it’ll sound awful or the strings you need to use will be too light. The simple answer is to use a capo. (7th fret).

When I wanted a mandola, I bought one.

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