Octave mandolin is a fretted string instrument with four pairs of strings tuned in 5ths, GDAE (low to high), an octave below a mandolin.
The names of the mandolin family instruments vary between Europe and the United States.
- In the USA, This instruments are known as the mandola.
- In Great Britain and Ireland, the octave mandolin tend to be known as the tenor mandola, octave mandola, or Irish bouzouki. Also, octave mandola is sometimes applied to what in the U.S. is a mandocello.
- In Europe outside the British isles, mandola is the larger GDAE tuned instrument, while the smaller CGDA tuned one is known as alt-mandoline (i.e., alto mandolin), mandoliola or liola.
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