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    It looks like Eastwood chose one of those super cheap F5 knockoffs to pattern their new electric mandolin after: https://eastwoodcustoms.com/projects...TVRiUTlFIn0%3D

    Maybe they're trying to avoid a lawsuit from Gibson...?
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    eeww.

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    They need 9 more people to join the 3 they have in order to produce it. I didn't realize that they had adopted the Massdrop (now Drop) model. Since it is the only model on their "Current Projects" page which has NOT been funded it may well be that very few like the design or at least don't want to pay $500 for it.
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    Default Re: Eastwood Cosey electric

    Quote Originally Posted by John Rosett View Post
    It looks like Eastwood chose one of those super cheap F5 knockoffs to pattern their new electric mandolin after: https://eastwoodcustoms.com/projects...TVRiUTlFIn0%3D

    Maybe they're trying to avoid a lawsuit from Gibson...?
    Pete Cosey played guitar with Miles Davis 1973-1975. One of his guitars was a Japanese one called a Morris Mando Mania, essentially an F5 shape blown up to guitar size. Eastwood has made a tribute to that guitar called the 1975 Morris The Cosey. Now they're taking that and shrinking it back down to mandolin size.
    https://eastwoodguitars.com/products...orris-the-cosy

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    https://eastwoodguitars.com/collecti...stwood-mandola

    The mandola version has been out for a while.
    I tried one in January - well .... just because.
    It had a very odd feel to it and was very top heavy.
    The deal breaker was that I never got a decent sound out of it.
    They took it back.

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    Looks like the pickup on my Dillion mandolin.(that works)

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    I have the guitar version, it plays well and sounds great. I have thought about getting the mandola version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darrylicshon View Post
    I have the guitar version, it plays well and sounds great. I have thought about getting the mandola version.
    Their return policy is generous.
    The one I had was well made, but I just couldn't bond with it.

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    I've never tried an Eastwood product, so I have no valid opinion of their instruments, but I do have an Eastwood story:

    When they first came out with The Mandocaster (which I was heavily into at the time – the Fender version, of course), I got into an argument with them about their lack of respect of tradition, that "mandocaster" meant something to most mandolinists, who did they think they were, and just because Fender never copyrighted the name etc – I won't hunt through my emails, but their reply was along the lines of "times change". Back then, my jimbevan.com website was up, with a full page dedicated to the mandocaster – a little research showed that mandocaster.com was available, so I snagged it and redirected it to my website page, for no other reason than to prevent Eastwood from further validating their right to using it (I remember even being embarrassed somewhat, as they were based very close to where I grew up – I've since mellowed a bit as we all do).

    I still own the domain (it's now redirected it to the website in my signature) – they've never offered to buy it, and there was no further communication about it. I wonder, when Fender reissued it not so long ago, whether or not there was any discussion with Eastwood about the rights to the name..?

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    I'm trying to sort out why I like Pete Cosy's guitar but not the Eastwood mandolin version of it.

    Cosy's guitar is cool because it's an approximation of a mandolin, a mandolin scaled up if you will. The mandolin version with the same design is still an approximation of a mandolin when, at that size, it should be a real mandolin. Put a proper scroll and decent headstock stock on it and you'll have a winner.

    Just my unrequested $0.02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Nestlerode View Post
    Put a proper scroll and decent headstock stock on it and you'll have a winner.
    The reverse F-hole need to go away imho.

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    Default Re: Eastwood Cosey electric

    Quote Originally Posted by lenf12 View Post
    The reverse F-hole need to go away imho.

    Len B.
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    The guitar looks like a guitar,but I agree,lose the F hole.My two cents.

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