Traditional Irish Music
Very rare Framus Triple Course Mandolin, also known as a Mandriola or 12 String Mandolin.
Being auctioned on ebay now - http://www.ebay.ie/itm/221842112806
Date of manufacture unknown but probably in the 1960’s.
Purchased 10 years ago from Hobgoblin in London.
Currently stringed as a regular mandolin, needs 4 extra lower octave strings to play like a Mandriola.
Works excellently as a regular mandolin with wide spaces between courses.
This instrument is owned by composer/guitarist Dave Flynn.
All proceeds from the sale go towards funding The Clare Memory Orchestra.