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Eastman Guitars A-style Mandolin Solid Spruce w/Electronics & Case

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Your Price: $1,265.00 CDN



A classic A-Style/F-Hole mandolin in the tradition of the vintage instruments of the 30′s & 40′s

Carved Solid Spruce top, Carved Flamed Maple back & sides

Chimey, traditional mandolin tones with excellent sound projection

On-board Schertler Electronics

Individually hand-built using traditional materials & "Old World" craftsmanship
Solid Spruce Top, Solid Flamed Maple back & sides
Ebony fingerboard & adjustable ebony bridge
A-style body with F-holes for warm, ringing tones & excellent sound projection

Body Dimensions: 26 11/16″ x 10″ x 1 7/8″
Top Wood: Carved Solid Spruce
Back/Sides Wood: Carved Solid Flamed Maple
Body Binding: Full Ivoroid
Neck Woods: Maple
Neck Length: 6 15/16″
Nut Width/Material: 1 3/32″, bone
Scale Length: 13 7/8″
Fingerboard: 12″ radiused ebony
Frets: Dunlop #6310
Inlays: White mother-of-pearl
Bridge: Fitted adjustable ebony
Tailpiece: Chrome cast
Tuners: Chrome Schaller
Strings: D'Addario J74 strings
Finish: High-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Case: Shaped case included

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Closest StoreLondon North, Ontario
Been playing a nice J Bovier f style for 5 months, and seemed to reach a wall speed and tone wise. Tried this Eastman which they just got in, and I could not put it down. Managed to try it for awhile, and found the following differences. My fingers are a tad shorter, and this was causing an issue with the Bovier due to the rounder neck, and wider frets which increased the scale slightly requiring a slightly increased stretch for 4 finger chords - heck even 3 finger G &C. The shape of the Eastman neck just seems to flow letting the fingers go without hesitation, especially with quick chord changes. Also the normal width frets tighten up the scale and just suit my hands better than fat frets. The jigs and reels just play so much easier and faster, but I cannot say enough about that violin style neck. The build quality of these Eastmans is first rate, and flamed maple with a classic finish is visually stunning. Tuners are very positive and easier to adjust. Sound is just perfect, and you can really dig into those strings to punch out the sound without it breaking down. A light touch still gives tone and textures to the sound. I am really impressed with this line of mandolins. Yes - I've ordered an Eastman.
Posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2014
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