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Mando 12-String

Starting in Germany in the 16th Century the mandola has impacted music for centuries. And now we have continued the tradition in the Duesenberg way.

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Chambered Construction

A solid body that features big sound chambers for enhanced tone and weight reduction. Particularly characteristic tone somewhere between a solid and semi-hollow construction.

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The LittleToaster Mini-Humbucker at the bridge and the VintageClass Singlecoil at the neck position are a dream team when it comes to open and transparent tone with a lot of clarity.

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Plek Processed

A pleked fretboard guarantees perfectly level frets. This is the basis for our fret polishing and setup work all done by hand that eventually makes our instruments play like nothing you have ever played before.

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Side view of the Duesenberg Mando 12-String

Jingle Jangle

The Mando 12-String delivers the beautiful and brilliant tone that is usually associated with Mandolins or Mandolas but plays like a small 12-string guitar in standard tuning. This means you can use all of your existing guitar skills to bring a completely new spin to your music.

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The Mando is equipped with a Duesenberg VintageClass singlecoil for the neck and a LittleToaster mini-humbucker for the bridge position. This combination makes the Mando’s sound incomparably brilliant and provides it with enough charm to break open the gates of heaven in nearly any musical context or genre. The Little Toaster and VintageClass pickups are precisely right for this kind of penetrating sound, which possesses bell-like clarity and brightness in every band context.

Front and Back view of the Duesenberg Mando 12-String
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Made to hold something that lasts

A good case is one that's more sturdy than what's inside.

Handsome, laid-back and simply a good place for your instrument. Meet the Duesenberg Custom Line Cases. True flightcase quality, classically shaped, beautifully handcrafted and made to endure the most realistic and unrealistic abuses. It's a case you can just throw in the back of a car, train or airplane and won't have to worry about.

This instrument comes including the Duesenberg Custom Line Case as standard.

Type: Set Neck, 1-piece Maple
Width: 45 mm / 1.77" (nut), 54 mm / 2.13" (12th fret)
Thickness: 22 mm / 0.87" (1st fret)
Shape: Medium D
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood, radius 305 mm / 12"
Inlays: Cream dots
Frets: 22 Jumbo 2.8 x 1.0 mm
Scale length: 390 mm / 15.35"
Trussrod: Steel dual-action
Headstock: Black
Type: Solid Mahogany with sound chambers
Top: Flat
Dimensions: 39.5 x 28.5 cm / 15.55" x 11.22"
Height (sides): 4 cm / 1.57"
Binding: Cream, 3-layer purfling
Pickguard: Aged white
Finish: PUR lacquer
Tuners: Duesenberg Z-Tuners with knurled buttons
Bridge: Duesenberg 12-string bridge
Tailpiece: Slotted brass tailpiece
Strap pins: Duesenberg Standard (Straplock compatible)
Hardware color: Nickel
Strings: Duesenberg Custom 12-String 008/042 (008/008-010/010-013/013-010/022-014/032-022/042)
Pickup (neck): Duesenberg VintageClass
Pickup (bridge): Duesenberg LittleToaster
Wiring: 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-Way Pickup Selector
Case: Custom Line Case (included)
Tools: All required allen keys (included)

Find your Duesenberg Instrument

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Semi Hollow

Bent sides and glued on top and back. Added solid center block. The classic construction. Semi-Hollow instruments combine the distinct tone of a hollow construction with the feedback resistance of a solid body. Extremely versatile.


A solid body that features big sound chambers for enhanced tone and weight reduction. Particularly characteristic tone somewhere between a solid and semi-hollow construction.


Made from a single slab of wood. Delivers instant response, a lot of attack and sustain and perfect feedback resistance.

Full Hollow

Full hollow construction for a lot of moving air and distinct classic tone and response. Exceptional tonal character that is well fitted for clean and crunch use.