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Eastman Guitars MD305 A-Style Mandolin, Solid Spruce Top with Gigbag

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MD305 A-Style Mandolin, Solid Spruce Top with Gigbag

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MD305 A-Style Mandolin, Solid Spruce Top with Gigbag
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A new entry point for those seeking quality craftsmanship and vintage tone.

Features
• Pleasing tones and excellent sound projection for years of enjoyment
• Individually hand-built using traditional materials & "Old World" craftsmanship
• Solid Spruce Top, Solid Maple back & sides
• Ebony fingerboard & adjustable ebony bridge
• A-style body with F-holes for liquid tones and excellent projection

Specification
Body Dimensions: 26 11/16" x 10" x 1 7/8"
Top Wood: Solid Spruce
Back/Sides Wood: Solid Maple
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Neck Woods: Maple
Nut Width/Material: 1 3/32", bone
Scale Length: 13 7/8"
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Inlays: Pearl dots
Bridge: Adjustable Compensated Ebony Bridge
Tailpiece: Eastman Cast Aluminium Tailpiece
Tuners: Proline J-105
Strings: D'Addario XT Phosphor Bronze 1140
Finish: Satin Finish
Case: Gig bag included

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Eastman Mandolin - MD305 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kingston, Ontario
I just upgraded to the Eastman MD305 from an entry-level Epiphone. All I can say is WOW! This mandolin plays beautifully - and the sound quality - AMAZING! I would 100% recommend buying the Eastman MD305.
Posted by Sharon Buffett on Apr 6, 2023
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Diamond in the Rough 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   North York (Steeles), Ontario
This mandolin has been with me since 2016, and it has been my instrument of choice every single time; I have played it until the frets were worn down to nothing. The look, the feel, the sound is superb, and it holds its own against other higher tier mandolins in the 1-2 k range. Again, these mandolins are handmade, and they can vary in overall quality, so make sure to try them out. I absolutely love my MD305; best bang for your buck out there.
Posted by Raul Palomo on Jan 12, 2021
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Closest Store   Guelph, Ontario
Posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2021
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Eastman MD305 Mandolin 2 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Pickering, Ontario
This is a great mandolin. Lovely tone and long sustain. Good workmanship, beautiful satin finish. I am new to mandolin, but have played the fiddle and guitar for years, so I am learning quickly. I do not like gig bags, which comes with the mandolin, so will be buying a hardshell case. Thanks to Jackson at the Pickering store for his help.
Posted by Bill B on Aug 6, 2020
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Worth it 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
The neck is a little on the thin side but otherwise love it .
Posted by Grant on Oct 11, 2019
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High quality 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Sudbury, Ontario
I've owned this, I now own an md505, as I gave this to my son to get learning, great instrument with solid tone. The satin finish is nice, which is one of the main differences between it and the md505, as well the md505 came with a hard case. With this one get yourself a nice little Yorkville case, gig bags not very good unless you are careful and have a 45%humidified room.
Posted by Christopher Robins on Sep 2, 2018
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Fantastic Instrument 15 of 15 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Stratford, Ontario
I picked up this mandolin last summer, and I love it. I read reviews, and watched videos before hand but didn't spend too much time playing it in the store (as I wasn't even a beginner at the time). However, after months of lessons I have to say that this is the best blind purchase I've ever made - maybe the best thing I've ever bought. Now, for someone fresh out of university $500 was a lot to spend but it was definitely worth it. I've played every mandolin I could get my hands on since I started my lessons and the 305 really stacks up. It sounds practically identical to the 505 which is the next price point above ($730). It makes so much sense to me to make this investment rather than throwing a couple hundred towards a lower end model which you won't enjoy as much, be as proud of, and have to trade up to something else when you get serious. This is an absolute delight to play; a phenomenal instrument.
Posted by Jake on Mar 27, 2014
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Happy with my MD 305 10 of 10 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Abbotsford, British Columbia
The instrument is beautiful, wouldn't ask for any other in this price range. Sounds sweet and loud. The neck width may be a little to thin for some it's growing on me. I bought mine with a poor setup, check where the foot of the bridge meets the top of your mandolin for any imperfections or light passing through. Apparently that happens with this model. Over all really happy with the sound and quality of my Eastman 305 MD definately worth checking out but, if you're paying full price you'll probably want a set up and to check the contours of the top of the mandolin.
Posted by Nathan on Mar 26, 2014
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