I'll jump on board. #I just my 814 from Steve Perry's fine shop yesterday. #Stunning. #I haven't picked it much (it arrived as I was fixing supper for my kids and I waited until my wife got home at 9:30 for the unwrapping). #This photo was sent to me from Eastman Strings. #I'll post more when my fingers hurt from playing it later tonight...
As a new player I can only review it like this... the V neck feels nicer than the rounded necks I've played before, #aesthetically she's a beauty. #I like that the Eastman F4 has a F4 neck (joining at 12 instead of 15). #This mandolin makes me want to play better. #It has tone bars with a support below the soundhole.
I've got no financial stake in this but Steve from Gianna's was great to deal with.
There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. Logan Pearsall Smith, 1865 - 1946
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