Mandocello

Our Five-Course Mandocello

The Dammann Five-course Mandocello gets its distinctive sound from its five sets of double strings. Our Mandocello gets an even response across its entire range from the low C of a cello to the upper register of a guitar, or octave mandolin. In addition to our Standard Five-course Mandocello, we offer Sound Port, Guitar-Shaped, and Reduced Scale models. We use bone for the nut material and bookmatched lumber for the backs of our instruments.

Hear Ralph talk about and demonstrate the Five Course Mandocello on our YouTube channel. You can also read some of customer's experiences with our instruments here.

Custom Model, Serial #50

Custom Model, Serial #50

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Locust with Abalone insert
Side Wood: Locust
Neck Wood: Cherry
Fingerboard: Ebony with Maple Purfling
Rosette: Spalted Maple Burl and Abalone
Headplate: Ebony with Spalted Maple Burl and Abalone Inlay
Bridge: Rosewood with Ebony/Pearl bridge pins
Binding Material: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Cosmo Black Plate
Pickups: Custom Shopwound Pickup

$4500


Custom Model, Serial #46

Custom Model, Serial #46

Top Wood:Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Locust
Neck Wood: Cherry
Fingerboard: Ebony with Maple purfling
Rosette: Maple ring
Headplate: Cherry
Bridge: Ebony with Ebony/Pearl bridge pins
Binding Material: Maple
Tuners: Gotoh 510 gold plated
Pickups: Custom Shopwound Pickup

$4350


Custom Model, Serial #45

Custom Model, Serial #45

Top Wood: Bearclaw Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Locust
Neck Wood: Cherry
Fingerboard: Maple and Maple purfling
Rosette: Mother of Pearl ring
Headplate: Locust
Bridge: Osage Orange with Ebony/Pearl bridge pins
Binding Material: Maple
Tuners: Gotoh 510 gold plated
Pickups: Custom Shopwound Pickup

$4500


Custom Model, Serial #43

Custom Model, Serial #43

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Locust
Neck Wood: Cherry
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding and Maple purfling
Rosette: Tiled Spalted Maple with Pearl ring
Headplate: Locust
Bridge: Indian Rosewood with Ebony/Pearl bridge pins
Binding Material: Indian Rosewood
Tuners: Gotoh 510 gold plated
Pickups: Duncan MagMic

$3950


Custom Model, Serial #42

Custom Model, Serial #42

This is a Reduced Scale model rather than our Standard 24 1/2" mandocello neck length. The shortened scale lenth is 23 1/2". The instrument also features an adjustable break angle at the neck to suit a variety of playing styles and tunings.

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Cherry
Neck Wood: Cherry
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding
Rosette: Pearl Ring
Headplate: Cherry
Bridge: Indian Rosewood with Ebony/Pearl bridge pins
Binding Material: Indian Rosewood
Tuners: Gotoh 510 black
Pickups: Baggs Anthem SL

$3600


Custom Model, Serial #41

Custom Model, Serial #41

Top Wood: Redwood
Back Wood: Walnut
Neck Wood: Walnut
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding
Rosette: Tiled Spalted Maple
Headplate: Walnut
Bridge: Indian Rosewood with Ebony/Abalone bridge pins
Binding Material: Indian Rosewood
Tuners: Gotoh 510 gold plated
Pickups: Duncan MagMic

$4350


Custom Model, Serial #40

Custom Model, Serial #40

Top Wood: European Spruce
Back Wood: Locust
Neck Wood: Locust
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding and Maple purfling
Rosette: Tiled Maple burl with white pearl ring
Headplate: Locust with Maple burl crescent inlay
Bridge: Indian Rosewood with Ebony/pearl bridge pins
Binding Material: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh 510 black
Pickups: Duncan Magmic (not pictured)

$3950


Sound Port Model #36

Custom Model, Serial #36

Top Wood: Bearclaw Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Locust
Neck Wood: Cherry
Fingerboard: Maple and Maple purfling
Rosette: Mother of Pearl ring
Headplate: Locust
Bridge: Osage Orange with Ebony/Pearl bridge pins
Binding Material: Maple
Tuners: Gotoh 510 gold plated
Pickups: Custom Shopwound Pickup

$4500


Custom Model, Serial #35

Custom Model, Serial #35

Check out our Guitar Shaped Mandocello page for more information.

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Locust
Neck Wood: Cherry
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding and Maple purfling
Rosette: Tiled Spalted Maple
Headplate: Locust
Bridge: Indian Rosewood with Ebony/Abalone bridge pins
Binding Material: Indian Rosewood
Tuners: Gotoh 510 gold plated
Pickups: Duncan MagMic

$4500


Custom Model, Serial #34

Custom Model, Serial #34

This model features a Nomex Honeycomb double top.

Top Wood: Cedar and Nomex Honeycomb
Back Wood: Walnut
Neck Wood: Walnut
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding and Maple purfling
Rosette: Tiled spalted Maple
Headplate: Ebony
Bridge: Indian Rosewood with Ebony/Pearl bridge pins
Binding Material: Indian Rosewood
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Black
Pickups: Duncan MagMic

$3950


Sound Port Model #33

Custom Model, Serial #33

This is a Sound Port model featuring a Breakangle adjustable Neck and a Nomex Honeycomb Double Top.

Top Wood: European Spruce and Nomex Honeycomb
Back: Osage Orange with Indian Rosewood insert
Sides: Osage Orange
Neck Wood: Curly Maple with Wenge and Mahogany
Fingerboard: Maple and Maple purfling
Rosette: Mother of Pearl ring
Headplate: Osage Orange with Pearl Inlay
Bridge: Rosewood with Ebony/Pearl bridge pins
Binding Material: Rosewood
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Gold Plate
Pickups: Baggs Anthem Mic

$4500


Sound Port Model #30

Custom Model, Serial #30

This is a Sound Port model.

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back: Walnut with Indian Rosewood insert
Sides: Walnut
Neck Wood: Walnut
Fingerboard: Ebony with Pearl Inlay
Rosette: Mother of Pearl ring
Headplate: Walnut with Pearl Inlay
Bridge: Indian Rosewood
Binding Material: Indian Rosewood
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Gold Plate
Pickups: Baggs iMIX

$4075


Custom Model, Serial #29

Custom Model, Serial #29

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Walnut
Neck Wood: Walnut
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding and Maple purfling
Rosette: Tiled Maple burl with Abalone ring
Headplate: Walnut with Maple burl crescent inlay
Bridge: Indian Rosewood with Ebony/Abalone bridge pins
Binding Material: Curly Maple
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Gold
Pickups: Duncan MagMic

$3950


Custom Model, Serial #27

Custom Model, Serial #27

Top Wood: Sitka spruce with bearclaw figure
Back Wood: Cocobolo
Neck Wood: Laminated curly Maple neck with Wenge accents
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding and Maple purfling
Rosette: Tiled Redwood burl with Abalone ring
Headplate: Ebony with Redwood burl crescent inlay
Bridge: Madagascar Rosewood with Ebony/Abalone bridge pins
Binding Material: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh 510 gold plated
Pickups: Duncan MagMac

$4500


Custom Model, Serial #26

Custom Model, Serial #26

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Neck Wood: Walnut
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding and Maple purfling
Rosette: Tiled Maple burl with Abalone rings
Headplate: Indian Rosewood
Bridge: Indian Rosewood with Ebony/Abalone bridge pins
Binding Material: Indian Rosewood
Tuners: Gotoh 510 gold plated
Pickups: Duncan MagMic

$3950


Custom Model, Serial #22

Custom Model, Serial #22

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Bloodwood
Side Wood: Bloodwood
Neck Wood: Cherry
Fingerboard: Ebony with Maple Purfling and Pearl Inlay
Rosette: Spalted Maple Burl
Headplate: Bloodwood with Pearl Inlay
Bridge: Madagascar Rosewood with Parisian eye bridge pins
Binding Material: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Gold Plate
Pickups: Seymour Duncan Magmic

$3000


Custom Model, Serial #18

Custom Model, Serial #18

Note the beveled edge of the top intended to present the right hand more comfortably above the strings. This instrument has a fine response in the low and mid range and a really spectacular response in the high range.

Top Wood: Engelmann Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding and Maple purfling
Rosette: Maple spalt geometric tile and BWB ring
Headplate: Walnut with spalted Maple crescent inlay
Bridge: Indian Rosewood and Ebony with Abalone eye bridge pins
Binding Material: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Cosmo Black
Pickups: Fishman active humbuckers

$3950


SP Model, Serial #16

Custom Model, Serial #16

A-braced with side port. This is a warm instrument with great response high to low.

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Walnut
Neck Wood: Walnut
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding and Abalone side dots
Headplate: Walnut with curly Maple crescent inlay
Bridge: Indian Rosewood and Ebony with Abalone eye bridge pins
Binding Material: Curly Maple
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Gold
Pickups: Baggs iMix

$4150



SP Model, Serial #15

Custom Model, Serial #15

A-braced with side port, this is a warm instrument with great response high to low frequency. Fingerboard has custom inlay at 12th fret and terminates in a beautiful sculpted curve over the top of the instrument.

Top Wood: Bearclaw Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Honduran Mahogany
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding, MOP side dots
Headplate: Walnut with black and white Ebony endgrain
Bridge: Indian Rosewood and Ebony with Abalone eye bridge pins
Binding Material: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Gold
Pickups: Baggs iMix

$2500



SP Model, Serial #14

Custom Model, Serial #14

This is a beautiful cherry instrument. A-braced with side ports (S.P. Model), it focuses on a beautiful mid range and bass response, and is ideal for a rhythm instrument in group settings or to accompany singing. The Baggs Imax pickup amplifies this instrument particularly well.

Top Wood: Engelmann
Back Wood: Cherry
Neck Wood: Cherry
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding and Maple purfling, MOP side dots
Headplate: Cherry
Bridge: Indian Rosewood and Ebony with MOP eye bridge pins
Binding Material: Cherry
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Cosmo Black
Pickups: Baggs iMix

$3600



Custom Model, Serial #13

Custom Model, Serial #13

The striking combination of Padauk and European spruce make for an instrument with an elegant and complex voice and appearance. With ample clarity and overtones across both high and lows, this instrument is at home in a wide variety of settings.

Top Wood: European Spruce
Back Wood: Padauk
Neck Wood: Cherry
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding & Maple purfling, gold pearl side dots and 12th fret inlay
Rosette: Tiled Spalted Maple
Headplate: Padauk with spalted maple crescent inlay
Bridge: Madagascar Rosewood with Parisian eye bridge pins
Binding Material: Holly
Tuners: Gotoh 510 gold plated
Pickups: Fishman active humbucker

$4150


Custom Model, Serial #9

Custom Model, Serial #9

Top Wood: Redwood
Back Wood: Walnut with Rosewood insert
Neck Wood: Curly Maple with Walnut Laminate
Side Wood: Walnut
Fingerboard: Ebony with Maple Purfling and Black pearl inlay
Rosette: Ash Burl with Abalone
Headplate: Walnut and Curly Maple
Bridge: Rosewood with Parisian eye bridge pins
Binding Material: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh 510 gold plated
Pickups: Fishman Elipse

$3000

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