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Eastman MDC805 Mandocello Classic Finish


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The Eastman MDC805 Mandocello is a wonderful, rich sounding instrument that works well as a solo, ensemble or accompaniment instrument in a wide range of styles and genres, from Celtic to Classical, Latin and back again.

The Mandocello had been in existence for some centuries in Europe, beginning with flat back and then bowl back. However, in 1905 Orville Gibson’s company began producing mandolin family instruments, including Mandocello models that drew from his blending of violin and guitar concepts.  This gave carved, arched tops and backs to the previous designs. These design changes almost completely displaced the traditional European designs as they offered far more volume, projection, and better tone.

The Eastman MDC805 draws on this American tradition. Solid woods are used, and the top is carved Spruce paired with a carved flamed Maple back. The sides and neck are also flamed Maple, while the head plate, bridge and bound fingerboard are Ebony.

This instrument is sold with its original hard shell case.

Eastman MDC805 Mandocello Specifications:

  • Neck Material:Maple
  • Fingerboard:Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius:12″
  • Fretwire:22 Jescar FW47104
  • Scale Length:25″
  • Body Style:Archtop Jazz w/ F-Holes
  • Body Dimensions:40 31/32″ x 16″ x 3 1/4″
  • Body Top:Solid Spruce
  • Body Back/Sides:Solid Highly Flamed Maple
  • Truss Rod:Single Acting
  • Binding:Top, Back, Fingerboard, Headstock
  • Binding Material:Ivoroid
  • Logo:Abalone Headstock
  • Inlay:Pearl Dots
  • Side Dot Color:Black
  • Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Hardware Color:Nickel
  • Tailpiece:Eastman Cast Aluminum Tailpiece
  • Bridge:Ebony
  • Nut Height:0.018″
  • Pickup:Optional K&K Duo Tone
  • Tuners:Gotoh MF40R-MP-NI
  • Strap Peg:Ebony
  • Strings:D’Adarrio J78
  • Action Height:3/32″ – 2/32″


Price: $3,389.00 CAD
  • Model: MDC805
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Classic Gloss
  • Class: New
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 31/03/2020

  • Not Consignment

  • Instrument Weight: 5.2lbs 2.36kg
  • Scale Length: 25in 635mm
  • Nut Width: 1.75in 44.45mm
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