octavina octavina Formed like a guitar with shorter neck and with round sound hole, the octavina, like the laud, plays the lower notes in accompaniments, in counterparts, and in unison with the bass.


Scale length: 19 3/4 in. (distance from the nut to the bridge)
Tuning head length:10 1/4 in.
Tuning head width: 2 1/2 - 2 3/4 in.
Fingerboard length: 13 1/2 in.
Fingerboard width:
   at Nut: 2 in.
   at last Fret: 2 7/8 in.
   Total: 18
   Clear of body joint: 12 (usually marked with double dots)
Total length : 34 3/4 in.
Body length: 18 3/4in.
Body width @upper bout: 11 5/16 in.
Body width @lower bout: 15 1/8 in.
Sound hole - round: 3 3/8 in.
Rim depth: 3 13/16 in.
Bridge width: 3 1/8 in.
Bridge height: 5/8 in.
Bracing: Parallel
No. of Strings: 14
String gauges:
1st course(3 strings) G
unwound steel: .010 in.
2nd course(3 strings) D
unwound steel: .012 in.
3rd course(3 strings) A
copper-wound steel: .018 in.
4th course(2 strings) E
copper-wound steel: .032 in.
5th course(2 strings) B
copper-wound steel: .040 in.
6th course(1 string) F#
copper-wound steel: .048 in.