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    Re: Eastman 315 MD & Loar LM-520

    I want to thank everyone for your input on my question about your thoughts on the Eastman 315 MD & Loar LM-520. Much appreciated!


    After doing a little more looking (MC Threads, YouTube videos...
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    Re: Eastman 315 MD & Loar LM-520

    Dan,


    Thanks for condensing this topics general thoughts down to main 4 points! Very helpful!

    I wasn't aware about the 520's flat boards and chunky necks. Definitely an important...
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    Re: Eastman 315 MD & Loar LM-520

    Doug,

    Appreciate your thoughts and information about the 315! While I've never played one, I agree with what you said about the "woody tone" of this mandolin. Some of the YouTube comparison...
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    Re: Eastman 315 MD & Loar LM-520

    Yeah, I hear you! Whether I get the 315 or 520, switching out the tuners is definitely not a big priority, if at all!

    Thanks again for your insights!
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    Re: Eastman 315 MD & Loar LM-520

    Johnny,

    I wasn't aware of the chunky necks and flat fretboards on the Loars. Good to know! Both you and cc7 noted to excellent build quality of the Eastman mandolins!


    Thanks for your very...
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    Re: Eastman 315 MD & Loar LM-520

    cc7,


    I've read where others say similar things as you about the very good build quality of the Eastman's, and their sound! To my ears, the Eastman (at least the 315) has a very beautiful,...
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    Re: Eastman 315 MD & Loar LM-520

    Willem,

    Thank you for your insights! Very helpful!

    I've listened to YouTube clips of both of these. Since the Eastman only has a light satin finish, it's sound is a bit more woody and subdued...
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    Eastman 315 MD & Loar LM-520

    I'm growing out on my Rogue El Cheapo mandolin :redface:, and looking to upgrade to either an Eastman 315 MD ($699.00), or a Loar LM-520 ($599.00).

    Instead of asking the proverbial "Which one is...
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