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Eastman MD605 A Style Mandolin, Classic Finish


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The Eastman MD605 represents great value in a quality A-Style mandolin, built with solid woods and wrapped in a gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

Introduced in 1905 and based on Orville Gibson’s patent merging violin family techniques with guitar and mandolin construction, the A-Style mandolin has a distinctive teardrop shape and a carved top and back, with either F holes or an oval hole; the F hole provides somewhat more top end. Compared to the F style often seen in bluegrass bands, the A Style body shape has more pronounced midrange and fundamental, and a less percussive attack.

The Eastman MD605 features a carved, solid Spruce top, with Flame Maple for the neck, sides and carved back. Ebony is used for the fingerboard, bridge and pickguard. The body is bound front and back, and both the neck and headstock are also bound with grained ivoroid.

These mandolins deliver a great tone and quality construction at a surprisingly reasonable price.

As a bonus, the Eastman MD605 comes stock with a K&K Duotone pickup set factory installed!

The Eastman MD605 A Style mandolin is sold with its original hard shell, rectangular case.

Eastman MD605 A Style 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:A-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:Nitrocellulose Gloss Finish
  • Neck/Headstock Finish:Nitrocellulose Gloss Finish
  • Hardware Color:Chrome
  • Tailpiece:Eastman Cast Aluminum Tailpiece
  • Bridge:Adjustable Compensated Ebony Bridge
  • String Spacing:1 5/8″
  • Nut Height:0.018″
  • Pickups:K&K Duotone
  • Tuners:Pingwell RM-1583N-26A
  • Strap Peg:Ebony
  • Strings:D’Addario J74
  • Action Height:0.060″/0.050″
  • Case:Hard Shell Case


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  • Model: MD605
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Classic Finish
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New, N2000805 shown
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 28/09/2020

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 2.288lbs 1.04kg
  • Scale Length: 13.875in 352.43mm
  • Nut Width: 1.09in 27.68mm
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