I'm interested in getting a Tone Gard at some point and heard about it not being the best idea to use on a varnish finished mandolin, as said on themandolinstore.com After reading the thread on this topic on boards, I see that many haven't experienced any problems. I was just wondering if anyone has experience with a Tone Gard on an Eastman 515. I see that my Eastman should have a lacquer finish, according to themandolinstore.com, although my 515 is from 2006 and maybe has a different finish then the new ones? Anyone have one to know if it's the same?
Also, does anyone know where someone can find tone gards used, I see that they're about $75 brand new.