Mando Guitar

Mandola 12-String

Twelve strings and a shortened scale of 39 cm (15.5 in.) are two of the most noteworthy features of the Duesenberg mando guitar. This combination makes the Mando’s sound incomparably brilliant and provides it with enough charm to break open the gates of heaven in nearly any musical context or genre! 

The Little Toaster and singlecoil pickups are precisely right for this kind of penetrating sound, which possesses bell-like clarity and brightness in every band context. The modern Duesenberg Z Tuners with ridged cylinder-shaped knobs, as well as the 12-string bridge enabling octave purity through the individual adjustment of each string, ease the life of a 12-string mando guitarist to an enormous degree. 

Duesenberg Mandola 12-String Guitars are tuned an octave higher than ordinary 12-string guitars and also come with Duesenberg DSM08 strings (008/008 – 010/010 – 013/013 – 012/022 – 014/032 – 022/042). These are available at all Duesenberg retailers or through our online shop.

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Type: traditionally glued in
Wood: 1-piece maple
Width: 45 mm / 1.77" (nut), 54 mm / 2.13" (12th fret)
Thickness: 22 mm / 0.87" (1st fret)
Shape: D
Fingerboard: indian rosewood
Radius: 30,5 mm / 12"
Inlays: pearloid dots
Frets: 22 jumbo 2,8 x 1,0 mm
Scale length: 390 mm / 15.35"
Trussrod: steel dual-action
Headstock: black veneer
Type: solid mahogany with sound chambers
Top: flat
Size: 39,5 x 28,5 x 4,2 cm / 15.55" x 11.22" x 1.65"
Binding: cream
Pickguard: aged white
Finish: PUR lacquer
Tuners: Duesenberg Z-Tuners, knurled buttons
Bridge: Duesenberg 12-string bridge
Tailpiece: slotted brass tailpiece
Strap pins: Duesenberg standard
Hardware color: nickel
Strings: Duesenberg DSM08 (008/008-010/010-013/013-010/022-014/032-022/042)
Pickup (neck): Duesenberg Single Coil 
Pickup (bridge): Duesenberg Little Toaster
Wiring: 1 volume, 1 tone, 3-way pickup selector
Case: Custom Line case (not included)
Tools: all required allen keys (included)


Eric Bazilian

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After playing the Starplayer TV Sunburst for a few months I never thought I'd find something that would excite me as much but, and I love being proved wrong, the 52 Senior has now taken its place at the head of the line. It is absolutely a wonderful instrument. Solid, warm, bright when I need it, I love it as much as I could ever love any instrument made after 1967.

I used the Mando Guitar onstage for the first time last night. It's great!

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