has the same size as the R14 and R15. But here it is made as a mandola. Many years ago I built a similar mandola to Sofia Karlsson and it has become my most well know instrument. So when I started with the R14 it just felt natural to go on and reintroduce the mandola again, now in the costume of the Roots series.
With the cast aluminum tailpiece it is possible to use regular guitar strings with ball ends. Here in the picture the R16 is stringed up with and nylon bas string to give the instrument a bigger and fatter bas.
Together with the beautiful Sanden hardshell case, and the LR Baggs element pickup as options, this is a combination to take right into the modern folk scene.
Listen to Sofia and her Sanden mandola. It is the same size as the R16 but just with a lot of extras.
Back and sides Sapele
Neck width at zero fret 36 mm
Neck width at 12th fret 47 mm
Stringwidth at bridge 48 mm
Body depth at lower bout 105 mm
Body depth at upper bout 90 mm
Body width at lower bout 330 mm
Over all length 940 mm
Stringlenght 610 mm
Finish body Gloss tobacco sunburst
Finish neck Satin finish
Inlay Sanden logo
Tuners Golden agr bronze
Price 14300 sek
Sanden hardshell case 1300 sek
LR Baggs element pickup 2200 sek