The Eastman MDA815 Mandola is a professional grade F-style hand build mandola. Hand carved from solid woods. Solid Adirondack Spruce top, highly flamed Maple back, sides, and neck. Full binding on the body, a cast tailpiece, Ebony fingerboard and bridge.
The Eastman MDA815 Mandola, commonly used in folk music, is the tenor instrument of the mandolin family. Its eight strings are in four pairs, with the strings in each pair being tuned in unison. Overall tuning is in fifths like a mandolin, but beginning on bass C. The mandola can be described as being to the mandolin what the viola is to the violin.
Eastman stringed instruments are an incredible value and will challenge most handcrafted acoustic guitar builders. Eastman Guitars are not “Made in China,” they are proudly hand-crafted in Beijing. In our increasingly global economy, this is an important distinction to make. Founded in 1992 by a Chinese music student named Qian Ni, Eastman initially gained their reputation in the world of violin making. In fact, they still operate in the manner of a 19th century violin workshop, with a team of master luthiers crafting instruments largely by hand, except for a few band-saws used for neck outlines. Eastman’s handcrafted mandolins pay tribute to traditional build methods and body styles while delivering a balanced and refined tone. Eastman’d handcrafted mandola’s pay tribute to traditional build methods and body styles while delivering a balanced and refined tone. This mandola is no exception. She delivers a sweet and solid tone. Her condition is excellent with no technical issues. Some minor play marks and tiny dings are visible but hard to find! Consignment. No trades.
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