Eastman MD515/V-AMB F-Style F-Hole Mandolin
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A new version of Eastman's popular MD515 Mandolin. This shares all the basic specs but offers a varnish finish. This is a hand applied finish in the style of a nice violin. Varnish is great for tone and adds a lot of character to the mandolin. You will see signs of brush marks for instance. This is not sloppy workmanship, that is just how most varnishes are done. They don't do a bunch of thick coats and then sand and buff. Again, think violin finish.
Other than the finish, the specs match the normal version. It does seem to have a more open tone compared to the nitro finished versions.
Nut:Bone 1 3/32"
Fretwire:23 Jescar FW37053
Scale Length:13 7/8"
Body Style:F-Style w/ F-Holes
Body Dimensions:26 11/16" x 10" x 1 7/8"
Body Top:Solid Spruce
Body Back/Sides:Solid Maple
Truss Rod:Single Acting
Side Dot Color:Black
Tailpiece:Eastman Cast Aluminum Tailpiece
Bridge:Adjustable Compensated Ebony Bridge
String Spacing:1 5/8"
Pickups:Optional K&K Duotone