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The Sorensen Big Dog Octave mandolin


The Sorensen Big Dog Octave mandolin uses the contemporary style of the modern archtop guitar, then adds the growl of four-courses of paired strings.  Withe a 21-3/4" scale and the same tuning (an octave lower) to mandolins, this sweet pup is great addition to the houshold.


  • Master-grade Sitka Spruce top with parallel tone bars

  • Curly Maple or Curly Claro Walnut back, sides and neck

  • Ebony fingerboard, peghead overlays, and pickguard

  • Stunning "Howling Big Dog" mother of pearl inlay

  • 12" radiused fingerboard with Gold EVO medium frets

  • Custom Ebony Sorensen Killer tailpiece

  • Rubner deluxe tuners

  • Beautiful sunburst  enhanced by a hand-applied oil varnish and shellac French Polish finish

  • Shaped TKL Custom case

  Custom Sorensen Big Dog Octave mandolin builds start at -- $10,850