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Eastman MD815V Mandolin  From Eastman

Beautiful F-style Mandolin w/Hand-Rubbed Oil Varnish


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What We Think

An elegant F-style mando from Eastman! It features a beautifully deep flame on the carved maple body, and a sturdy, resonant piece of Adirondack on top that has huge potential for projection. The excellent craftsmanship is made apparent in every detail of this mandolin's complex curves and the oil varnish upgrade gives it an authentically vintage feel and sound. If you are looking for an amazing deal on a spectacular hand-carved professional mandolin, look no further because you've found it! Contact Sound Pure today for more information on this 

Eastman Mandolin 815V #5566 Demo

The 815 V Eastman Mandolin is stunning with its highly flamed maple back and sides and sunburst finish. The MD815V is handcarved and has an adirondack spruce top. This Mandolin is beautiful as it has a hand applied old varnish. Contact Sound Pure today with any questions or interests you may have with the MD 815V or any other mandolin from Eastman.

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

The 800 model mandolins are handcarved from solid select spruce with highly flamed maple backs and sides with full ivoroid bindings. Features include - ebony fingerboard, adjustable bridge, gold plated Schaller tuners with mother-of- pearl buttons and are finished in classic, classic-sunburst, or sunburst finishes. Blonde mandolins are available at a 20% upcharge. In the style of Lloyd Loar's mandolins of the 1920's, MD815V mandolins feature Adirondack spruce tops and hand applied oil varnish. Oblong case with accessory compartments included.

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.



BODY STYLE F-style with F-holes
BODY DIMENSIONS 27" x 10" x 1 23/32"
TOP WOOD Handcarved Adirondack spruce
BRACING Parallel bracing
BACK/SIDES WOOD Handcarved highly flamed solid maple
BODY BINDING Full ivoroid boxed
HEADSTOCK VENEER Ebony front & back
NECK LENGTH 6 15/16"
NUT WIDTH 1 3/32" nominal bone nut
FINGERBOARD 12" Radiused Ebony
FRETS Dunlop #6310
INLAYS Abalone
BRIDGES Fitted ebony adjustable
TAILPIECE Gold plated nickel cast tailpiece
TUNERS Gold Schaller
STRINGS D'Addario J74 strings
FINISH Oil Varnish
CASES Oblong

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