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Eastman MDA815 Mandolin #15852824  From Eastman

Classic stylings and tone for an unbeatable price on this Mandola!

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$1,599.00

Retail:  $2,000.00

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A wonderful addition to Eastman's mandolin family!  True to what you would expect from a quality Mandola, this instrument offers a rich, warm response with a bit more "meat" on it compared to what you get with its smaller cousin.  The feel is fantastic and that nitro finish reveals just the right amount of flame 'n' grain in beautiful contrast to the violin stain.  Unbeatable!

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

An inspired recreation of a unique specialty instrument from the Golden Age of mandolins. Solid Spruce Top, Solid Highly-flamed Maple back & sides with ebony fingerboard & adjustable ebony bridge. Warm & mellow tones with 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

Neck Material:Maple
 
Fingerboard:Ebony
 
Fingerboard Radius:12"
 
Nut:Bone 1 11/32"
 
Fretwire:23 Jescar FW37053
 
Scale Length:16"
 
Body Style:F-Style w/ F-Holes
 
Body Dimensions:15 27/32"
 
Body Top:Solid Spruce
 
Body Back/Sides:Solid Highly Flamed Maple
 
Truss Rod:Single Acting
 
Binding:Top, Back, Fingerboard, Headstock
 
Binding Material:Ivoroid
 
Logo:Abalone Headstock w/ Flower Pot
 
Inlay:Pearl Dots
 
Side Dot Color:Black
 
Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose
 
Hardware Color:Nickel
 
Tailpiece:Eastman Cast Aluminum Tailpiece
 
Bridge:Ebony
 
Nut Height:0.018"
 
Tuners:Gotoh MF40R-MP-NI
 
Strap Peg:Ebony
 
Strings:D'adarrio J76
 
Case:Vinyl Case

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