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This mandolin was bought from the 2017 NAMM show, the manufacturers always select their very best instruments for the biggest show and this one is fantastic but I've just ordered a custom octave so clear out needed.
Eastman mandolins are hand made using the traditional methods, top and back are hand carved, all premium solid tone woods. Adirondack top, AAA flamed Maple back & sides, ebony fingerboard & bridge.
It plays and sounds beautifully and keeps pace with some of my more expensive mando's but it's just not getting enough airtime so time to go.
The hand rubbed varnish finish is intended to (and does) make it look like a vintage mandolin that's had years of playing - including pick marks. It is actually like new as is the violin style hard case with shroud.
£1,200 - saving almost £1,000 on new.