Raya 4 Octave Mandolin

Raya 4 Electric Octave Mandolin
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This special custom instrument was designed and built for the Finnish violinist and conductor Pekka Kuusisto, in June 2006.
The instrument is based on my Raya design and I call it an octave mandolin, because of the scale length and tuning: G, D, E, A.
The body shape and headstock are scaled down versions of the Raya guitar.
In addition to the custom body, I built two custom Versoul stacked coil magnetic pickups with custom covers for this instrument. The vibrato bridge is modified from a Gotoh Stratocaster type unit for four strings.
The original #1 Raya 4 Octave Mandolin was stolen soon after Pekka Kuusisto received it. He immediately ordered a replacement instrument, which I built in August 2006. However instrument #1 was found and returned back to Pekka Kuusisto later in autumn 2006.
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