Eastman MD415 Black Mandolin



An F-style F Hole mandolin handmade in Bejing and made of solid carved spruce and mahogany.

Black gloss nitrocellulose finish.

Comes with a hard case.

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£ 999.00

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What We Say

A great addition to the Eastman range, the 400 models have a couple of unique qualities to them. The obvious one is the sumptuous black front finish, which was common on upper end Gibson models such as the F2 and A4 for a few years in the 1910s and looks very striking on these modern updates. The black top contrasts nicely against the dark red of the back and siides with just enough detail in the woodgrain to give away this model's second unique feature: the use of mahogany rather than maple for the back and sides giving them a slightly softer and sweeter tone than the maple models. So the 400 series is an interessting prospect with its own sound and style.

The F style version is an F hole model so departs from the 1910s vibe a bit - Gibson Montana did offer a black front F5 for a while, but it had a price tag that looked like a telephone number, so we stongly recommend this version if you want a nice F style for less than the cost of a decent family car!

All the woods are solid and carved rather than pressed, and it's hand made in Eastman's Bejing workshops. 

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Neck Material: Maple
Fingerboard: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Nut Material: Bone 
Nut Width: 1-3/32" 
Fretwire: 23 Jescar FW37053
Scale Length: 13-7/8"
Body Style: F-Style
Body Dimensions: 27-1/2" x 10" x 1-7/8"
Bracings: Parallel
Body Top: Carved Solid Spruce 
Body Back/Sides: Carved Solid Mahogany
F-Hole: Yes
Head Cap Veneer Material:  Ebony
Truss Rod: Single Acting
Headstock: F-Style
Binding: Body/Neck
Binding Material: Ivoroid 
Logo: Eastman
Logo Material: Wood
Inlay: Dot
Inlay Material: Pearl
Side Dot Color: Black
Hardware Color: Chrome 
Tailpiece:  Chrome Cast
Bridge: Fitted Adjustable Ebony 1-5/8" spacing
Pickguard Material: None
Tuners: Chrome
Electronics: None
Strings: D'Addario J74 Strings
Tuning: G D A E
Case: Hardshell Vinyl Case

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