I’m not sure what they put in the water up there at the New England Conservatory of Music, but between Sarah Jarosz and Lake Street Dive, I’m real impressed with some of their graduates. Here Sarah is playing an octave mandolin. An octave mandolin is tuned just like a regular mandolin, but is an octave lower. It’s similar in size to a mandocello, but tuned differently. The octave mandolin is tuned GDAE (low to high), and the mandocello is CGDA.
I love all the instruments in the mandolin family. Enjoy.
Thanks to Fretboard Journal for recording some wonderful artist videos.