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I purchased this mandolin (Eastman MD504 sn12032O253) six years ago from Appalachian Bluegrass in Catonsville, MD, and it has been my main mandolin to play since then (I am now playing a Loar 700). I mention that only to emphasize the importance of getting a good instrument, properly set up, from a good dealer. I switched to this “round soundhole” instrument after seeing Peter Ostroushko in concert, and this mandolin has the warmth of the lower notes you want from this style instrument. It has also remarkable volume throughout and plays easily up to at least the 15th fret (as high as I commonly play). Before selling this I removed the old strings and tailpiece, refit the bridge using the StewMac tool, and cleaned and re-polished the instrument. The frets were also polished and the fret-board cleaned and reoiled. I had added a strap button to the back, and for resale had it removed and the spot refinished as many players prefer not to attach the strap there. You have to look very closely to see anything was done. There are a few small nicks as you would expect in a well played instrument, but the polishing, setup and new strings make it look new and sound and play better than new. The case shows a little wear, mostly in the handles. If you have never owned this type of mandolin it requires a different style of playing to bring out the best they have to offer, and it is a worthwhile lesson indeed. $600.00 plus shipping cost (or pickup). 3% donation made in advance of sale (because we love our Cafe).