No, it's not a bass mandolin, it's an 8-string baritone guitar! Tuning is the usual B to B but the middle two strings are doubled with an octave. This gives you the low notes and big bottom end you expect from a baritone but adds a nice chime to the tone as well. As you can tell from the photos of the (lack of) fret wear, this hasn't seen much use. But if you use a little imagination there are lots of different ways you can use this unique tone, especially if you're recording and/or playing with other guitarists.

stock no. 58128

ModelBaritone 8
TopSitka Spruce
Back and sidesIndian Roserwood
Frets to body14
Nut width1-3/4"
Scale length27"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialTropical Mahogany
BracingBaritone Bracing
ElectronicsES-2
Total frets19
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No1108153151
BindingRosewood