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Eastman MD515 F-style Mandolin

The MD515 was the mandolin that re-shaped the entire mandolin market in my opinion. A few years ago it was unthinkable that an all solid wood, true hand carved & graduated f-style mandolin could be offered at under a $1500 price point.

Not only is this instrument an excellent value … it is a mandolin that stands toe-to-toe with the big boys. The Eastman MD515 features a bound radiused ebony fingerboard, ebony bridge, rugged cast tailpiece, thin lacquer finish over a rich “Classic” violin stain and reliable precision tuners.

As you can hear from the audio file that Andrew Collins so graciously agreed to make for us, the MD515 has that f-style cutting power but with great “chunk” in the midrange and an overall warmth that is always lacking in lesser instruments!

Click here to hear Andrew Collings playing the Eastman MD-515.

 

Specifications

* 1 1/16″ wide bone nut
* radiused ebony fingerboard bound with grained ivoroid
* adjustable truss rod
* 13 3/4″ scale length
* ebony peghead overlay
* true carved and graduated spruce top
* tone bars
* true carved & graduated figured maple back
* top bound with grained ivoroid
* ebony bridge
* sturdy cast tailpiece
* thin lacquer finish

 

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