Eastman MD514 F-Style Oval-Hole Mandolin Classic Finish
Our handcrafted mandolins pay tribute to traditional build methods and body styles while delivering a balanced and refined tone.
Setting the Standard
A bluegrass icon, and for good reason. F-style or Florentine mandolins are the epitome of fine craftsmanship and beauty. The ornate carved scroll adds mass to the instrument that helps create balance for a standing player.
Oval-hole mandolins possess throaty and vocal tonal characteristics that are wonderfully compatible with mandolin orchestras, and Celtic/folk music. These mandolins also produce a perceived ambient reverb, due to the oval-hole opening lying directly below the courses of strings.
Real Instruments Built by Real People
All of our guitars and mandolins are built in our workshops in Beijing by an expert team of luthiers and craftspeople.
Neck Material: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Nut: Bone 1 3/32"
Fretwire: 23 Jescar FW37053
Scale Length: 13 7/8"
Body Style: F-Style w/ Oval Hole
Body Dimensions: 26 11/16" x 10" x 1 7/8"
Body Top: Solid Spruce
Body Back/Sides: Solid Maple
Truss Rod: Single Acting
Binding Material: Ivoroid
Logo: Pearl Headstock
Inlay: Pearl Dots
Rosette: Diamond Pattern
Side Dot Color: Black
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Neck/Headstock Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Hardware Color: Chrome
Tailpiece: Eastman Cast Aluminum Tailpiece
Bridge: Adjustable Compensated Ebony Bridge
String Spacing: 1 5/8"
Nut Height: .018"
Pickups: Optional K&K Duotone
Tuners: Pingwell RM-1583N-26A
Strap Peg: Ebony
Strings: D'Addario J74
Action Height: 0.060"/0.050"
Case: Hardshell Case