Eastman began by building violins, but now also makes a limited number of archtop jazz guitars and carved top mandolins. Modelled after the classic instruments of the 1920’s, Eastman’s 600 model mandolins include an ebony fingerboard, adjustable bridge, and 3-ply full ivoroid binding.
The Eastman range of mandolins is easily the market leader in value for money mandolins. Individually hand-built using traditional materials & Old World” craftsmanship.
This model has a hand-carved solid spruce top, solid flamed maple back & sides, ebony fretboard and compensated bridge, with a beautiful woody, vintage tone.
This model has higher-quality timbers that the MD515, and this particular instrument has a fantastic Gibson-style vintage sunburst. The vintage-correct nitrocellulose finish fits perfectly with the traditional tone of this beautiful instrument.
· Neck Material:Maple
· Fingerboard Radius:12″
· Nut:Bone 1 3/32″
· Fretwire:23 Jescar FW37053
· Scale Length:13 7/8″
· Body Style:F-Style w/ F-Holes
· Body Dimensions:26 11/16″ x 10″ x 1 7/8″
· Body Top:Solid Spruce
· Body Back/Sides:Solid Maple
· Truss Rod:Single Acting
· Binding:Top, Back, Fingerboard, and Headstock
· Binding Material:Ivoroid
· Logo:Pearl Headstock
· Inlay:Pearl Dots
· Side Dot Color:Black
· Body Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose
· Neck/Headstock Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose
This Eastman MD615 mando is in excellent, as new condition. It has been lightly played and well looked after. There is no evidence of player wear anywhere, no changes or modifications.
This is a fine mandolin, exceptionally well made and right up there in quality with big brand instruments costing 3 times the price. It is bright, loud and tonally comparable with the best you can buy. Also includes a fine sounding passive Fishman pickup.
Would definitely suit a new buyer.
Comes in its high quality form fitting hard case I new condition along with Certificate of Authenticity.