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Eastman MDA815 F-Style Mandola with Case

  • £1,795.00

Hand built, all Solid inspired recreation of a unique specialty instrument from the Golden Age of mandolins. Solid Spruce Top, Solid Highly-flamed Maple back & sides with ebony fingerboard & adjustable ebony bridge. Warm & mellow tones with excellent sound projection. Supplied in a deluxe fitted case.
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Buy your Eastman MDA815 F-Style Mandola with Case from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

The Eastman MDA815 F-Style Mandola

Individually hand-crafted using time-honoured methods and premium hand-carved solid tonewoods. Solid carved spruce top, solid flamed carved maple back & sides. Ebony fingerboard and adjustable ebony bridge with F-style body with F-holes for warm, ringing tones and excellent sound projection. 

The mandola of choice for traditional players, Eastman F-Style Mandolas are lovingly handcrafted with premium tonewoods and time-honored traditional methods.

Each hand built Eastman instrument is designed and constructed to provide the most demanding musician with excellent playability, superior tone and volume and unfailing reliability through excellent design.

Each hand built Eastman instrument is designed and constructed to provide the most demanding musician with excellent playability, superior tone and volume and unfailing reliability through excellent design.

Detailed specifications

Neck

  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Head Cap Veneer Material: Ebony
  • Truss Rod: Single Acting
  • Side Dot Color: Black
  • Tuners: Schaller
  • Headstock: F-Style
  • Nut Width: 1-11/32"
  • Fretwire: 23 Jescar FW37053
  • Scale Length: 15-27/32"

Body

  • Body Style: F-Style
  • Body Dimensions: 29" X 11 1/2" X 2 1/8"
  • Bracings: Parallel
  • Body Top: Carved Solid Spruce
  • Body Back/Sides: Carved Solid Highly-flamed Maple
  • F-Holes: Yes
  • Binding: Body, Neck, Head
  • Binding Material: Ivoroid
  • Logo: Eastman
  • Logo Material: Wood
  • Inlay: Dot
  • Inlay Material: Abalone
  • Hardware Color: Chrome
  • Tailpiece: Stamped Chrome w/cover
  • Bridge: Fitted Adjustable Ebony
  • Pickguard Material: None
  • Electronics: None
  • Strings: D'Addario J76 Strings
  • Tuning: CGDA or GDAE

 

Body Dimensions: 29" X 11 1/2" X 2 1/8"

Finish: Classic High-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer

Case: Fitted case included in price

Warranty: Eastman lifetime Warranty against materials and workmanship

Set-Up: Each Eastman we supply is individually set up in our on-site Specialist Workshop here at Eagle Music. Any Eastman purchased from Eagle will be fully SET UP, checked for intonation and playability and tuned ready for playing straight out of the box!

 

More information about Eastman

Eastman instruments are played by professional musicians worldwide and are famous for the richness and beauty of their finishes. We have drawn on hundreds of years of stringed instrument making tradition to handcraft the instrument you now own.

ABOUT EASTMAN GUITARS & MANDOLINS

In 1992, Qian Ni, who had come to the United States from China to study music, founded Eastman Strings. In the beginning, he and his two musician colleagues bought instruments from Western-trained violin makers from their home town in China, but before long, they saw that a different approach was needed.

Mr. Ni hired a group of established master violinmakers, and with their help, he established a large master violin workshop devoted to the handcrafting of instruments—one of the first the world had known since the first half of the 20th century. In the short time since this workshop was founded, the reputation of Eastman Strings’ instruments for tonal quality and craftsmanship excellence has become a worldwide standard.

After establishing the instrument making workshop, Qian Ni went on to found a bow making workshop based on the same principals. In both workshops, master makers train and oversee talented woodworkers to create some of the world’s finest student, step-up, and professional instruments and bows. Today, the instrument and bow making workshops of Eastman Strings operate in precisely the same manner as late 19th century European workshops. They have virtually no power tools aside from the band saws used to cut out the necks and the outlines of the tops and backs of instruments. Chisels, knives, gouges, and scrapers, in the hands of outstandingly gifted craftspeople, are the primary tools used to create these modern instruments and bows, using methods centuries old.

Thanks to Eastman Strings, string players today have advantages unknown to earlier generations: quality instruments, bows, and cases available world-wide at affordable prices.
Eastman Strings had been accepted as high quality handcrafted instruments, so Mr. Ni identified the need for hand crafted arch top guitars at an affordable price. Following the same good practices established by the violin shop, a studied approach was applied to the arch top guitar. Numerous vintage models were studied and the first guitars were built by the most gifted staff of the shop.

The results exceeded expectations and became an immediate hit among players of all levels. Rapidly Eastman was established as an extremely high quality- high value, affordable arch top guitar manufacturer. It was only logical that Eastman continued to branch out into the mandolin family of instruments, various electric guitars and flat top acoustic guitars. All products have been highly regarded by players and used everywhere from homes to major concert stages internationally.

The story of Eastman does not stop with stringed instruments. In addition to fine violins, stringed instruments, guitars and mandolins, Eastman has become a major name in the band instrument business. Eastman builds woodwind and brass instruments and has continued the tradition of high quality at a low cost.

Most recently, Eastman became the owner of Haynes flutes, one of the most regarded brands ever and continues to operate that company in the tradition of Haynes. In the future you can be sure that Eastman will continue its fine tradition of craftsmanship and exceptional value in every Eastman instrument produced.

 

 

 

Specification

Category Octave Mandola
Instrument Body Shape F Style
Type of Music Bluegrass, Country, Irish
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag Deluxe Hard Case
Delivery & Returns

  Royal Mail announce changes to Special Delivery and Customer Service Points.
In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.


You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.

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