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    Default Replacement for Eastman Mandola Tailpiece

    A tong on my 815 Eastman mandola broke off. Any suggestions for a tailpiece replacement?
    I wont replace with an Eastman tailpiece.

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    Default Re: Replacement for Eastman Mandola Tailpiece

    I did a google search on your instrument and it appears to just be a standard style of tailpiece. I would think that you have a large choice of high quality parts to choose from from any of a dozen suppliers.

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    Default Re: Replacement for Eastman Mandola Tailpiece

    Does your mandola have the cast tailpiece? If so I don't think it does have the "standard" screw pattern. If it has the standard stamped tailpiece with the slide on cover then it does use the standard screw pattern. If I remember correctly the cast tailpiece is narrower and you could replace it with the standard style since it will cover the existing holes.
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    Default Re: Replacement for Eastman Mandola Tailpiece

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrnchbndr View Post
    I did a google search on your instrument and it appears to just be a standard style of tailpiece. I would think that you have a large choice of high quality parts to choose from from any of a dozen suppliers.
    Will a standard mandolin tailpiece work on a mandola?
    Last edited by MikeEdgerton; Apr-16-2019 at 6:05pm.

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    Default Re: Replacement for Eastman Mandola Tailpiece

    Will a standard mandolin tailpiece work on a mandola?

    Yes. If it's an Eastman cast tailpiece the end pin spacing might be off. If it was a stamped steel tailpiece then any mandolin tailpiece with the same screw and pin spacing would work. Sometimes they are slightly different.
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