2007 Santa Cruz Mandocello(Serial No. 5447) Near mint condition. This mahogany slope-shouldered dreadnought body with pre-war scalloped bracing on the Sitka top is fitted with a 8 string mandocello neck. Its deep and resonant with plenty of projection for playing along in a session. Peghead with pearl logo, bound ebony fingerboard with dots that get smaller as they go towards the body, grained ivoriod binding, ebony bridge, and nickle Gotoh tuners. Has a 1 1/2 inch nut with a 25 inch scale length. Santa Cruz made these with a wide nut spacing similar to a Sam Bush mandolin. I had my luthier reslot the nut so the strings are closer together and you can get both strings with one finger. Plays easy with the action just high enough so it does not rattle when picked hard. Lots of saddle left to lower the action if desired. No cracks or repairs of any kind. Comes with the original hardshell case also near mint condition.
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