Mandolin players talk
about how an instrument
does or does not ‘bark.’  
The only new mandolins
I’ve ever played that
barked - with the exception
of one Gilchrist that’s
better than any of the
Loars I ever had - are a
couple of Eastmans.
They’re really good.

David Bromberg quoted by
Dan Forte in Vintage
Guitar, July 2007
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Eastman mandolins have established a new benchmark for performance at a modest
price. These instruments are completely hand carved by highly trained professional
luthiers.  Call us at 865-995-9546 or use to request information.

The Eastman mandolin line:
  • Sunburst, classic violin brown, golden age, blond finishes
  • Lacquer and spirit varnish finishes
  • Wood shell (stock) and fiberglass (upgraded) cases
  • Completely hand carved by trained luthiers, not factory workers
  • Tone bar bracing ( the occasional modified X comes through)
  • Bound ebony fingerboard
  • Bound headstock except 500 level
  • Traditional low-profile frets
  • 13 7/8" scale
  • Oval hole models have short neck, F hole models have long neck
  • 12" radiused fingerboard
  • Fitted ebony adjustable bridge
  • 1 3/32" nominal bone nut
  • Cast tailpiece
  • D'Addario J74 medium gauge strings
  • Set up at Gianna's
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Left handed mandolins available at a slight surcharge
  • Case upgrades available (see menu left)
  • Not sure what to select?  See our guide for beginners.
  • Mandovoodoo (tm) optimization

For a full listing of all Eastman's models, see Eastman Mandolin Website
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