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Eastman MD815V Varnish Mandolin (No Longer Available)


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NOTE: This Eastman MD815V Varnish Finished mandolin model is no longer available, and this post is maintained for historical purposes. 

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Before Eastman Strings came along, you just could not get an all solid true carved (not pressed) mandolin in this price point. Well the folks at Eastman have once again pushed the boundaries of what you can expect in an affordable instrument with the introduction of their new Eastman MD815V varnish finished F-5 style mandolin!


To get a hand carved F-5 with premium Red spruce top, fiddle-back maple back & sides, radiused fingerboard and a hand applied varnish finish, you are into the five figures. I should say you USED to be looking at five figures … but not anymore. With a list price of $1950.00 and a discounted sell price of well below that, this really is a breakthrough in the high end mandolin market!!!

Specifications for the Eastman MD815V Varnish Finished Mandolin

* 1 3/32″ wide bone nut
* bound ebony fingerboard with radius
* 13 3/4″ scale length
* adjustable truss rod
* flamed maple neck with vintage style V profile
* suspended & scooped fingerboard extension
* all solid, true carved & graduated top & back plates
* carved Red spruce top with tone bars
* ebony Loar style bridge
* deeply flamed maple back & sides
* triple bound body and bound peghead
* case tailpiece
* gold plated hardware
* oil varnish finish
* deluxe hardshell case


Price: $0.00 CAD
  • Model: MD815V
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Varnish Sunburst
  • Class: New
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 17/12/2010

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Scale Length: 13.75in 349.25mm
  • Nut Width: 1.09in 27.8mm
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