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    Re: Tailpiece broke

    Thanks for all the great advice. Spoke to Dan at Eastman today and they're sending me a new tailpiece, no questions asked.

    I feel pretty confident I can swap it out myself, especially with all of...
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    Tailpiece broke

    Hi. I have an Eastman MD505 and it looks like one of the little string hooks on the tail piece broke off.

    I'm a beginner and certainly no luthier, but I'm a pretty handy guy. It looks to me...
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    My first mandolin!!!

    Playing guitar for 30 years. Definitely a decent player.
    Mostly for fun and friends but I also play in a group that leads instrumental worship service in my congregation once a month.

    Been...
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    Re: Kentucky km505

    I did not. It looked like a lot of the finish had been rubbed off, as I understand can be a problem with this matte finish. So it just did not feel like the instrument for me and I trusted my gut....
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    Re: Kentucky km505

    Thanks Robert.

    Given your expert opinion...apples to apples...Kentucky 505 or Eastman 305?

    Or...what should be a fair price for that used KM 505?
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    Kentucky km505

    Sorry...I know this has been covered a thousand times, but I'm new here and brand new to mandolin.

    Trying to get the most instrument for my limited budget and lean towards a preowned because I'm...
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    Eastman MD615

    Brand new here. Been playing guitar for 30 years and am pretty decent.

    Never played mandolin but wanting to take it up.

    I've been looking at used instruments because truly don't mind a ding...
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