Eden M (Mandola)

This tenor violin belonging to my “Eden” range is tuned like a mandola (GDAE). I drew it so that it could get cello 1/8 strings, which allows me to make the chord with a 460 mm scale. It may have 8 or 12 sympathetic strings on an autonomous bridge, the strings pass below the fingerboard. Nylon fretted fingerboard or fretless.

First model : the soundboard is made of spruce, the back is made of curly cherry-tree wood (the added allows not to block the vibration of the back; this instrument has got a sound post), the sides (monoxyl) are made of cedar, the neck is made of walnut wood and the tailpiece is made of boxwood, the bridge is made of ebony and bone, there’s an internal piezo mic (which is self powered and has 2 cells), guitar tuning machines.
Dernier modèle : table en épicéa, fond en érable, touche en palissandre frettée, manche en sorbier, mécaniques de guitare 12 cordes.