Kilin Reece, the driving force behind KR Strings, is a well-known luthier and Hawaiian music historian based in Honolulu. After years of building and repairing a wide range of fretted instruments Kilin has designed the “Octolindo,” a line of flat-top octave mandolins. Thanks to a scalloped X-braced Engelmann spruce tops these are big-sounding octave mandolins with a deep, throaty tone and plenty of volume. The relatively short (21.5 inch) string scale and radiused fingerboard makes them remarkably easy to play.
The S Artist version shown here has attractive Indian rosewood back and sides and curly maple binding.
Please note that these come from KR Strings without an end pin! If you plan to use a strap you'll need one, so tell us if you are ordering online so we can install an end pin for you before the instrument is shipped.