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❌SOLD❌ Eastman MD815/V F-Style Mandolin Antique Varnish, 2021


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Here is an Eastman MD815/V F-Style Mandolin with Antique Varnish finish , built during early 2021, gently used and in excellent condition.

The Eastman MD815/V is based one of the most recognisable mandolin designs, based on the groundbreaking work of Orville Gibson in the late part of the 19th century, blending traditional mandolin and violin construction principles. The F-Style mandolin has become one of the benchmark instruments for country, bluegrass, Celtic, and traditional music forms.  And, if you take a listen to Chris Thile, they can do Bach to the full potential of the player.

This Eastman MD815/V is in excellent condition with very minimal wear. It is an ‘antique’ finish, so there is some deliberate ‘aging’ as stock. This very nice mandolin is sold with its original hard shell case.

Here is the builder on the F-style soundhole found on the Eastman MD815/V:

“The sound hole is the determining factor for the tone of your mandolin. F-Holes are known for a tight treble attack and a percussive chop ideal for loud ensemble settings. Oval-Hole mandolins possess throaty and vocal tonal characteristics that are wonderfully compatible with mandolin orchestras and Celtic/folk music.”

These models, with the /V in the name, are finished with an Antique Varnish, hand applied and aged to give the appearance of long use. This does not provide a ‘poured gloss’ type of surface; many features of the wood and treatment are allowed to show.”

Eastman MD815/V Mandolin Specifications:


  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • 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 Adirondack Spruce
  • Body Back/Sides:Solid Highly Flamed Maple
  • Truss Rod:Single Acting
  • Binding:Top, Back, Fingerboard, and Headstock
  • Binding Material:Ivoroid
  • Logo:Pearl Headstock Flower Pot
  • Inlay:Pearl Dots
  • Side Dot Color: Black
  • Body Finish: Antique Varnish
  • Neck/Headstock Finish: Antique Varnish
  • Hardware Color: Relic Nickel
  • Tailpiece: Eastman Cast Aluminum Tailpiece
  • Bridge: Adjustable Compensated Ebony Bridge
  • String Spacing:1 5/8″
  • Nut Height:.018″
  • Pickups: Optional K&K Duotone
  • Tuners: Gotoh MF40R-MP-NI
  • Strap Peg: Ebony
  • Strings: D’Addario XT Phosphor Bronze 1140
  • Action Height:0.060″/0.050″
  • Case: Hardshell Case


Price: $1,950.00 CAD
  • Model: MD815/V
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Antique Varnish
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: N2101427, built during 2021.
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 27/01/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 2.024lbs .9kg
  • Scale Length: 13.875in 352.43mm
  • Nut Width: 1.105in 28.07mm
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