Re: Eastman Mandolin Review
I'm relatively new to playing, but I've had a 615 for a few months now, and I love it. Workmanship is great (notwithstanding a post-purchase ding or 2), it plays real easy and has quite a bark for an oval hole. I've read that's due to Eastman's bracing system. I'm cultivating a slightly woodier, sweeter sound so I've just (5 minutes ago) sent for some Thomastik Infeld Starks (heavy), which should reduce the liveliness a bit, from what others have said on the Cafe. For the money, I think it's great!
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