Thanks to a slightly shorter scale length than most octave mandolin models, the Red Valley OAM is easy to play, and since it’s tuned an octave below your regular mandolin you don’t have to learn a different tuning. It’s a great way to add bass response, makes an excellent mandolin for backing vocals, and is available at a price that won’t break the bank. If you and a mandolin player know the same tune, you’ve got a great alternative arrangement and a much wider tonal range with minimum hassles.

stock no. 56556

ModelOAM Octave mandolin
TopSitka Spruce
Back and sidesFigured Maple
Nut width1 5/16"
Scale length21"
Bridge materialAdjustable Ebony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialMaple
CaseGig Bag
Serial No0243
Bindingrosewood