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.


Modèles 2020-2021 : table en épicéa, fond en érable, manche en sorbier ou érable, touche en palissandre frettée, mécaniques de guitare 12 cordes.


Modèles 2022 : table en épicéa, fond en frêne ondé, mécaniques de guitare, 1) manche en frêne, touche en alisier, 2) manche en sorbier, cordier et touche en buis, 3) manche en frêne, touche en palissandre (modèle fretless).