|Comments||This is a spectacular instrument – a 2008 Eastman MDC805 Mandocello in near-perfect condition.
In 1992, Quian Ni was studying music in the United States and perceived a lack of affordable yet high quality, handbuilt instruments. Returning to China, he hired a number of master violin builders and established a large workshop. Since then, Eastman has built a reputation for high quality yet reasonably priced hand built instruments. The workshops look like Old World shops did, with few power tools but lots of hand tools operated by highly skilled people.
This Mandocello is a beautiful instrument, with a full, lush tone that washes over the room. It’s in excellent condition with no significant dings or scratches.
|Serial Number||3907, built during 2008 at the Eastman plant in China.|
|Pricing||$1,500.00 CAD with original case.|
|Neck||Maple neck with bound ebony fingerboard. 25 inch scale length, 1.75 inch nut width.|
|Frets||Original frets with no appreciable wear.|
|Body||Full size fully hollow archtop body with F-holes. Solid, carved Spruce top solid, carved Maple back, Maple sides. It’s a bit longer than a standard archtop guitar.|
|Finish||Eastman classic ‘antique violin’ finish in excellent condition.|
|Hardware/electronics||All original. Gold plated open back strip ‘mandolin style’ tuners with pearlescent buttons, ebony adjustable bridge. ebony tailpiece.|
|Playability/Action||Plays very well and cleanly. You won’t be shredding with the mandocello, but it provides a wonderfully lush sound.|
|Case||With original hardhshell case.|
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