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The mandoquin is a new member of the mando family and is a Poe original. Basically, the mandoquin is a cross between the mandola and a cavaquinho. The mandoquin was designed with mainly guitar players in mind but could also be a useful instrument for banjo and ukulele players wanting to get a "mandolin" sound.
Tuned GCEA "guitar tuning" - Same as standard guitar tuning with a capo on the 5th fret. Also the same tuning as ukulele, making chord charts easy to find. Chord shapes and scale patterns will be familiar to guitar and ukulele players.
Tuned GCEG "banjo tuning" - Same as banjo tuning with a capo on the 5th fret. No restringing necessary. Simply drop the 1st string from A to G. Chord shapes and scale patterns will be familiar to banjo players.