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Eastman MD515 CS F-Style Mandolin #11952043  From Eastman

Classic stylings and tone for an unbeatable price!

Eastman Guitars

$999.00

Retail:  $1,250.00

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What We Think

Looking for a bright, chimey and smooth-playing F style? Are you a grasser or a folk player searching for a workhorse instrument that's going to deliver excellent playability and authentic bluegrass styling? Or maybe you're a guitar player looking to diversify your instrumental offerings? You can't go wrong with the MD515! It's got great playability and a bright maple tone that projects over any instrument. This one's in a sweet sunburst, too!

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

Individually hand-crafted using time-honored methods & premium hand-carved solid tonewoods with solid Spruce Top, solid Maple back & sides. Ebony fingerboard & adjustable ebony bridge. F-style body with F-holes for warm, ringing tones & excellent sound projection.

Eastman Guitars

About Manufacturer

Eastman Strings began in 1992, but its roots date back centuries to the violin and bow makers of the 1800s. By this time, violin and string instrument builders had streamlined their process enough by hiring specialized woodworkers who would assist them in the most time consuming tasks that there were plenty of quality, affordable handmade instruments. During World War II, many of the premier instrument makers had their towns and workshops destroyed, and some were even killed in the violence. Traditions that had been handed down for centuries from master instrument makers were all but lost, and the process of building by hand was replaced by large-scale manufacturing. After the war, the majority of instrument production had been mechanized, and in order for musicians to find decent instruments they would have to save enormous amounts of money for older, handmade instruments. Eastman Strings is returning to the traditions of the great string instrument builders of the past, and is bringing handmade instruments to musicians around the world at affordable prices. 

Eastman Guitars are fine handmade instruments at very reasonable prices. Their archtops and flat tops are made with solid, hand-carved tops, backs, and sides. They offer many of the traditional archtop styles in their Uptown series with options of different woods, dimensions, and pickups. The Thinline series, the El Rey and the Jon Pisano signature line offer some great alternatives, and feature the same kinds of customizable options. Eastman Uptown Deluxe series archtops are custom shop pieces with select AAA grade tone woods, wood binding with inlaid purfilng, and five piece necks.

For the flat top player, Eastman offers many different options in grand concert, orchestra model, grand auditorium, mini jumbo, dreadnought, and jumbo shapes. With these there are many different configurations of Sitka, Adirondack, and Englemann Spruce tops, as well as Mahogany, Rosewood, and Maple back and sides.  Between all of these quality handmade instruments we are confident that there is an Eastman guitar out there for any discerning musician. We also carry Eastman mandolins! 

With so many options, and with such reasonable pricing, it is no secret why we love Eastman guitars here at Sound Pure. We carry one of the largest inventories of Eastman guitars in the US. Our staff is extremely knowledgeable on the entire Eastman line. If you cannot find the Eastman guitar you are looking for in our vast inventory, we are happy to assist in a special order.

 

Specifications

Serial Number: 11952043
 
Neck Material: Maple
 
Fingerboard: Ebony
 
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
 
Nut Material: Bone
 
Nut Width: 1-3/32" 
 
Fretwire: 23 Jescar FW37053
 
Scale Length: 13-7/8"
 
Body Style: F-Style
 
Body Dimensions: 26-11/16" x 10" x 1-7/8"
 
Bracings: Parallel
 
Body Top: Carved Solid Spruce 
 
Body Back/Sides: Carved Solid Maple
 
F-Holes: Yes
 
Head Cap Veneer Material:  Ebony
 
Truss Rod: Single Acting
 
Headstock: Scroll Style
 
Binding: Body
 
Binding Material: Ivoroid
 
Logo Material: Wood
 
Inlay: Dot
 
Inlay Material: Pearl
 
Side Dot Color: White
 
Hardware Color: Chrome
 
Tailpiece:  Chrome Cast
 
Bridge: Fitted Adjustable Ebony 1-5/8" spacing
 
Pickguard Material: None
 
Tuners: Chrome
 
Electronics: None
 
Strings: D'Addario J74 Strings
 
Tuning: G D A E

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Intro to Eastman Archtop Philosophy

Premium tonewoods and the time honored process of meticulous hand craftsmanship form a harmonious relationship that has established Eastman as a major force in the world of archtop guitars. Today Eastman offers the widest selection of classic and contemporary archtop guitars in the industry. Most often associated with jazz, Eastman archtops are frequently used in many other styles of music due to their beautiful sound, range and finish. In this video we discuss the founding and the foundation of the flagship line from Eastman Guitars: Archtops. Mark Herring from Eastman Guitars joins us in the studio for an in-depth lesson on how Eastman got started in making some of the best archtop guitars on the market. If you like what you hear, you can check out this gear at SoundPure.com or give us a call anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!

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