Don Tatem - Octola

Another unusual and daring instrument from Don Tatem, fitted with 8 strings.  The lower three pairs of strings are tuned an octave apart, and the upper pair are tuned in unison

Length of back: 15 7/8"/402 mm
String length: 13 3/8"/34.25 cm

Tuning (low to high):

1: Viola C tuned to C
2: Viola D detuned to C
3: Viola G tuned to G
4: Viola A detuned to G
5: Viola D tuned to D
6: Violin E detuned to D
7: Viola  A tuned to A
8: Violin E detuned to A

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