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Eastman MD515 Mandolin with Schertler Products Giveaway

By Mandolin Cafe
November 15, 2013 - 2:45 pm

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Pomona, Calif. — In celebration of the upcoming holiday season, Eastman Handcrafted Guitars and Mandolins and Schertler are combining efforts with the Mandolin Cafe to give away a complete performance set of products to a lucky visitor to the Mandolin Cafe web site.

Included in the total prize package is the best-selling Eastman MD515 Mandolin ($1,250) with a Schertler Resocoil pickup installed ($319.99), an Eastman CAMD16-BLK fiberglass case ($180.00) and Schertler JAM150W amplifier ($1249.99). All prices reflected are recommended MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price).

The Eastman MD515 is individually hand-crafted using time-honored methods and premium hand-carved solid tonewoods, solid Spruce top, solid Maple back & sides, Ebony fingerboard & adjustable ebony bridge, F-style body with F-holes for warm, ringing tones & excellent sound projection.

Since its foundation in the early 1980s, Schertler has embarked on a passionate program of research that aims to achieve the highest levels of fidelity in the reproduction of acoustic stringed instruments. The Schertler Resocoil installed pickup and Schertler JAM150W amplifier turn the Eastman MD515 into a total performance ready package representing the finest in sound quality.

Registration for an opportunity to win will commence on the Mandolin Cafe on November 30, 2013 with a single winner randomly chosen and notified on Christmas Eve morning, December 24. No purchase is necessary to participate and registration is open to all visitors to the site, regardless of location.

The photo shown below includes the actual mandolin and equipment the winning entry will receive.

Eastman MD515 Mandolin with Schertler Products Giveaway

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November 15, 2013 03:45 PM
To dream the impossible dream...:sleepy:

Here's hoping luck is with me. I would love to win something from Eastman Handcrafted Guitars. smile
November 15, 2013 04:00 PM
Perfect for a brand new dad! (Also love my Eastman acoustic, and have really wanted an Eastman mandolin to go with it)
November 15, 2013 04:02 PM
I have an Eastman A style but have a big case of scroll envy and would love an F
The dman
November 15, 2013 04:07 PM
I love my MD 605 but it needs a F style brother smile
November 15, 2013 04:12 PM
Wonderful idea, thank you!
November 15, 2013 04:43 PM
smileI'm all in. What great prizes! 46Gibson
November 15, 2013 05:17 PM
One can make a Christmas wish!

I have been learning and have been seeking a deal on an Eastman to upgrade to from my Rogue! This would be better than any deal!
November 15, 2013 05:23 PM
Beautiful... someone (me, I hope) will have a very nice Christmas!
Jim Ferguson
November 15, 2013 05:43 PM
As always...........thanks Scott for these opportunities.
November 15, 2013 05:51 PM
This has to be the most awesome giveaway!! WoW! smile
November 15, 2013 05:54 PM
Worth a shot. I'm new to mandolin and would love this thing.
Dan Margolis
November 15, 2013 06:13 PM
Very nice contest; thanks a lot!
November 15, 2013 06:20 PM
The top on the mandolin has a very unique 'distressed finish' look to it. Interesting tailpiece also.
Nice looking instrument.
Russ Donahue
November 15, 2013 06:23 PM
Looks like a nice giveaway...thanks for organizing this.
Russ Donahue
November 15, 2013 06:23 PM
Sweet. This baby is mine since I didn't win the previous name-the-mandolin contest right?! smile

This will forever cure my scroll envy since I just plunked down some $$$ on an A style!
Bill Lemerise
November 15, 2013 06:45 PM
Can't wait to register!
Brandon Sumner
November 15, 2013 07:31 PM
Nice! It would be a perfect mate for my Md 505!
Susan H.
November 15, 2013 08:02 PM
Nice combo pack. Wouldn't mind having that setup! Wow.
November 15, 2013 08:24 PM
I want this
Killian King
November 15, 2013 08:46 PM
I'm in, just so long as I don't have to name anything.
November 15, 2013 09:42 PM
This is awesome. I already own 2 eastman mandolins and one guitar. Their instruments are amazing.
November 15, 2013 09:44 PM
Dear Santa... Let me know where to forward my address;-
November 15, 2013 10:27 PM
Would you look at the finish on that puppy!?
November 15, 2013 11:29 PM
Oh boy. I want this.
November 15, 2013 11:43 PM
sure would beat the "Rogue" beginners Mandolin I have now. :-)
Michael Richmond
November 15, 2013 11:53 PM
Looks like a nice rig.
Jamie S
November 16, 2013 01:15 AM
What a beauty! This is the slightly more sophisticated cousin to my 305.

I would give it a very happy home!
November 16, 2013 03:28 AM
Lovely. Wouldn't mind having that setup! smile
November 16, 2013 04:39 AM
ooo...yes please!
November 16, 2013 07:32 AM
Wowza!! This is sweeet! I'm asking for an eastman a for Christmas!
November 16, 2013 07:45 AM
Christmas wish.
Michael Bridges
November 16, 2013 07:51 AM
Even though I'm pretty sure to be on the "Naughty" list, maybe Santa could just cut me some slack?
November 16, 2013 08:43 AM
ahhh..the perfect friend for my new Bulldog F #74 ....and I still have a corner in the music room
November 16, 2013 08:48 AM
Oh,boy!! What a generous giveaway! Sure would be a step up from my Oscar Schmidt. Beautiful!
November 16, 2013 08:51 AM
The wants, the WANTS! :crying:

Seriously, this is a truly outstanding, amazing, wonderful thing. Please, Kharma, smile on me.
Matt Spencer
November 16, 2013 09:05 AM
What a great opportunity to get some top grade gear. Too bad I have terrible
Bob DeVellis
November 16, 2013 09:12 AM
Very generous offer. Someone will be getting a very special Christmas present.
Eliot Greenspan
November 16, 2013 09:21 AM
now that would be an awesome Xmas gift!
November 16, 2013 09:44 AM
Just what I need smile

Greeting from Denmark
Michael Eck
November 16, 2013 10:28 AM
Want. Need. Desire. Please. Yes. Thank you.
Kevin Trudo
November 16, 2013 12:04 PM
Here's to hope and the non existent budget in this house. Good luck to all of you.
November 16, 2013 12:42 PM
HO HO HO, Santa I have been a good boy. smile) Sure would like this under the x-mass tree
November 16, 2013 01:58 PM
i would love this for may reasons. never hurts to try...
November 16, 2013 02:15 PM
What better way to add another instrument without the wife getting mad! smile
November 16, 2013 02:32 PM
Beautiful set. I'd love to add this to my equipment. It'd definitely be an upgrade from my current instruments (especially my mando) and my little amp. I hope whoever gets it uses it well!
November 16, 2013 06:29 PM
Wow, Very Nice!! Please!! smile
November 16, 2013 09:38 PM
This is my first post on the cafe. Sure would great if it resulted in a new mandolin!
Michael Bridges
November 16, 2013 11:59 PM
Everybody make sure to click the link in the OP, where details are laid out. Entries don't begin until Nov. 30.
Eric Hanson
November 17, 2013 12:35 AM
Beautiful set of equipment. Sure would help out for the gig I hope to play come this next year.
Thank you so much Scott for heading this up! It will be a beautiful gift to someone to enjoy for a really long time.
Andy Boden
November 17, 2013 04:09 AM
An Eastman mandolin seems to be the perfect instrument for any 'colour' of music - does it come with 'Wings'?
November 17, 2013 05:52 AM
i would love to play a mandolin this nice!!smile
November 17, 2013 05:55 AM
i like it!
November 17, 2013 06:34 AM
Love the cafe and eastman mandolins.
November 17, 2013 07:11 AM
Killer deal, love my name in that hat!
November 17, 2013 07:56 AM
I hope this is my lucky day, I would love to win this mandolin!
November 17, 2013 08:41 AM
Oh how this would make my year.. and likely the following 10 hahasmile)
November 17, 2013 10:42 AM
it's a dream! I Play now a eastman A 615 and have build in a pickup-system I think form LR baggs.
November 17, 2013 02:07 PM
I swoon over the scroll!
November 17, 2013 02:59 PM
Since I'm an Eastman fan anyway...I'm in.
November 17, 2013 05:44 PM
This would be the perfect prize to win for dealing with one of the most $&!tty years I have ever had. I need a break and this could do the trick. I would love an F style mando!
November 17, 2013 08:38 PM
I'm having fun with my 315 but wouldn't turn down this one.
November 18, 2013 08:29 AM
What a fantastic give away....thanks very much to Eastman and Schertler! smile smile
November 18, 2013 12:58 PM
Pick me Pick me! I would be pleased and honored to win something from Eastman Handcrafted Guitars and Mandolins and Schertler. (fingers crossed!) smile
November 18, 2013 01:23 PM
yes please
November 18, 2013 07:46 PM
I would love some new toys.
November 18, 2013 07:48 PM
Beautiful mandolin...that I'd love to own!
November 19, 2013 02:51 AM
This would be great! I'm searching for an amp system for a while.. and this mando is wonderful!
Jimmy Kittle
November 19, 2013 12:55 PM
Perfect for Christmas!!!!
Mike Knapp
November 19, 2013 01:00 PM
Best of luck to everyone, if you win and I don't, I'll do my best not to hunt you for sport.
Jean Christophe
November 21, 2013 10:08 AM
Good luck to everyone. This mandolin is beautiful!
Bill Snyder
November 21, 2013 02:28 PM
[COLOR="#FF0000"][SIZE=4]POSTING IN THIS THREAD DOES NOT ENTER YOU INTO THE DRAWING.[/SIZE][/COLOR] Click the link in the opening post. The contest does not start until Nov. 30.
November 22, 2013 08:49 PM
What an excellent package! I love the way my Eastman plays
November 23, 2013 09:00 PM
Let me be the first to congratulate me!
Thomas Chapmond
November 24, 2013 03:39 PM
I would be a worthy owner of this mando and accessories.
ki' ho'alu Ken
November 24, 2013 04:38 PM
November 24, 2013 07:16 PM
Hey, why not? Never enough mandolins...
Gene Summers
November 24, 2013 08:38 PM
That would look nice at Christmas, under the tree! smile
November 24, 2013 08:42 PM
I have a 615 i purchased 11 years ago. It just keeps getting better.
November 24, 2013 09:34 PM
That is awesome!
November 25, 2013 02:23 AM
That's awesome, hope it goes to a good home - like mine.
November 25, 2013 06:40 AM
That's great.
I'm looking for a replacement of my Greg Bennett MA2E.
November 25, 2013 10:25 AM
An Eastman 515 was my first Archtop mandolin. It served me well until I traded it in for my Weber an electro acoustic version would be great.
November 25, 2013 08:43 PM
Would love to win!
November 25, 2013 11:12 PM
Merry Christmas to me smile
opie wan
November 26, 2013 05:01 AM
I have an Eastman Viola but no mandolin. I have MAS and if I don't get an Eastman my head may explode. This would, indeed, be a tragedy because my head is rather large and it would make a huge mess. (7 1/2 or more)
November 26, 2013 11:21 AM
Very nice of Eastman to do this smile
November 26, 2013 11:31 AM
it all looks totally stunning! fingers crossed for everyone. not a mandolin owner but sorely want to be thanks to Mr. Marshall, mr. Thile and mr. Bush!! Good luuuuuucckkkk!
November 26, 2013 11:36 AM
That would be a dream come true. I have a very cheap a body right now and would love a nice F body mando to play.
November 26, 2013 04:05 PM
I never won anything music related in my life...........that would be a great start smile
November 26, 2013 09:00 PM
Maybe I'll win!
November 26, 2013 10:30 PM
Well, short of the elusive gift of world peace, winning this would about make my Christmas.
November 27, 2013 08:44 AM
Absolutely Beautiful.

If I was lucky enough to win this fantastic prize it would make a huge difference to my live setup, no more stuggling with feedback and a lack of high end clarity from my present Mandolady.

Good Luck to Allsmile
Jeff Hildreth
November 27, 2013 11:02 AM
Fine combination and a generous offer, I know a deserving musician.
November 27, 2013 12:42 PM
Oh please, not me? That's all I need is another mandolin. Well, come to think of it, that IS all I need. Always....
November 27, 2013 01:07 PM
Interesting how a giveaway like this draws responses from those who rarely, if ever, post anything to the forum.
November 27, 2013 01:40 PM
YEHAWWWWWWWWWWW!!! Yippi kai uuuooooo! I gotta win me the grand ole prize! Gettin' out all my troll dolls and rabbits feet for this one!!!smile
November 27, 2013 02:42 PM
A nice looking instrument from respected manufacturer.
November 27, 2013 03:11 PM
wow! perfect gift!
November 27, 2013 03:15 PM
If only I could be the lucky fellar this time ;)
November 27, 2013 08:34 PM
Would be a nice addition to my collection.
November 28, 2013 03:39 PM
This will be my entry to the non-bowlback-mandolin-world ;) - great fun!
Scotty Hendricks
November 29, 2013 05:40 AM
What a great Christmas present this would make. To me!
November 29, 2013 08:02 AM
As we are singin the traditional swedish Christmas song "Christmas lasts until Easter"... I really hope this "Christmas ends with an Eastman! ..for me
November 29, 2013 08:36 AM
Keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you.
Cheryl Watson
December 28, 2013 12:11 PM
Congrats! T. Becker, a fellow Floridian!
December 31, 2013 07:33 PM
I would have been Happy with the Amp , now having MAS in remission..
January 03, 2014 08:23 PM
Would be a great mandolin to own.
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