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Johnson MA-550

Deluxe Octave Mandolin

The new Deluxe Bouzouki and Octave mandolins (MA-550) feature improved looks, sound and playability. These mandolins come with an extra deep body that gives them a bigger sound with lots of bark. They have a gracefully shaped, offset double cutaway design to allow easy access to the upper frets.

These mandolins feature highly flamed maple back & sides with a chocolate brown finish. The bodies are bound in grained ivoroid with Abalone purfling. Other features include diecast tuning machines with a 16:1 gear ratio, a compensated rosewood bridge, and an ivoroid heal cap.

Specifications (MA-550)
Top: Solid Spruce
Back & Sides: Highly-Flamed Maple
Neck: Solid Carved Maple
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Machine Heads
Purfling: Abalone
Fretboard Inlay: Abalone Block
Tailpiece: Nickel Plated Steel
Scale Length: 20-1/8"
Body Width: 12-3/4"
Nut Width: 1-1/4"