Avalon is an octave mandolin that falls somewhere between my previous electric mandolins and a tenor guitar. It's got a 21 3/4" scale length, tuned like a mandolin but an octave lower. The body is relatively small, about 11 3/4" wide by 13 1/2" long.
It's a maple and walnut neck thru with a mahogany body and a figured redwood top separated by walnut layers. It has a Celtic knot inlay at the octave of the rosewood, medium fretted, fretboard. The bridge is likewise rosewood and the nut is bone.
It's a string through arrangement meant for ball end guitar strings. It has a humbucking pickup I made for it with alnico V slugs on one side and a bar magnet on the other. It's set up with a coil tap so as to allow for a single coil sound, which is similar to the humbucking, but a little more raw edge.
This is probably a one of a kind instrument, though this vein is one I mean to follow further.