Eastman
Bluegrass mandolins hand made in China from £500

I first saw these amazing mandolins in the states in 2003 and was very impressed. They are hand made by individual luthiers in China (see photos of my visit below). They are all hand carved from the finest solid tone woods, some of the flamed maple has as fine a figuring as you will see. Each one comes with solid cast tailpiece and a fitted light-weight violin style case.

After my visit to the Beijing factory I can confirm that all the work is by hand (tops and backs are hand carved from the solid piece, not even roughed out by CNC). The factory is well lit with plenty of room for the craftsmen and women with good working conditions.

PHOTOS ARE NOT OF THE MANDOLIN IN STOCK.

Eastman model numbers.

5/6/8 at the beginning indicates specifications/model range, followed by:
04 A style, oval hole.
05 A style, F hole.
14 F style, oval hole.
15 F style F hole.




  1. Eastman 305 A style F hole octave mandolin

    Eastman 305 A style F hole octave mandolin

    Out of stock
    Free UK mainland delivery. £749, including pro set-up.

    Classic Eastman tone and build quality with a satin finish, solid-cast tailpiece and a gigbag. It has a 21" scale length and plays beautifully.

    Unbelievable value, solid spruce, hand carved top, solid maple (hand carved) back and sides, unbound back. Great tone, solid bass notes, rich mids, clear trebles.

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    Eastman 305 A style F hole octave mandolinEastman 305 A style F hole octave mandolinEastman 305 A style F hole octave mandolin
  2. Eastman 304 A style oval hole

    Eastman 304 A style oval hole

    £529.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £15.24 per month with 10% deposit
    Free UK mainland delivery. £529, including pro set-up.

    Unbelievable value, solid spruce, hand carved top, solid maple (hand carved) back and sides, and solid cast tailpiece, bound top, unbound back. Classic oval sound hole tone, with lots of deep basses, resonant mids and clear trebles. With gigbag.


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    Eastman 304 A style oval holeEastman 304 A style oval holeEastman 304 A style oval hole
    Eastman 304 A style oval holeEastman 304 A style oval holeEastman 304 A style oval hole
  3. Eastman 305 A style F hole

    Eastman 305 A style F hole

    £529.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £15.24 per month with 10% deposit
    Free UK mainland delivery. £529, including pro set-up.

    Classic Eastman tone and build quality with a satin finish, pressed tailpiece and a gigbag.

    Unbelievable value, solid spruce, hand carved top, solid maple (hand carved) back and sides, unbound back. Great tone, solid bass notes, rich mids, clear trebles and plenty of the bluegrass bark and chop, great for bluegrass and other playing styles.


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    Eastman 305 A style F holeEastman 305 A style F holeEastman 305 A style F hole
    Eastman 305 A style F holeEastman 305 A style F holeEastman 305 A style F hole
  4. Eastman 314 F style oval hole

    Eastman 314 F style oval hole

    £749.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £21.58 per month with 10% deposit
    Free UK mainland delivery. £749, including pro set-up.

    The usual Eastman build quality and tone but with a satin finish, pressed tailpiece and a gigbag.

    Unbelievable value, solid spruce, hand carved top, solid maple (hand carved) back and sides, and pressed tailpiece, unbound back. Great oval hole tone with good resonance and deep basses, warm mids and clear trebles.


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  5. Eastman 315 F style F hole

    Eastman 315 F style F hole

    £749.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £21.58 per month with 10% deposit
    Free UK mainland delivery. £749, including pro set-up.

    The usual Eastman build quality and tone but with a satin finish, pressed tailpiece and a gigbag.

    Unbelievable value, solid spruce, hand carved top, solid maple (hand carved) back and sides, and pressed tailpiece, unbound back. Great tone, good resonance and plenty of the bluegrass bark and chop, great for bluegrass and other playing styles. With gigbag.


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  6. Eastman 504 A style oval hole

    Eastman 504 A style oval hole

    £799.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £23.02 per month with 10% deposit
    Free UK mainland delivery. £799, including pro set-up.

    When I started TAMCO back in 2001, I never thought I would be able to offer a bluegrass mandolin (by this I mean carved top and back not F5) of this quality for such a price. All solid woods, hand carved top and back and solid cast tailpiece. It has lots of bass and sustain, with rich mids and clear trebles. With hardshell case. Classic finish.

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    Eastman 504 A style oval holeEastman 504 A style oval holeEastman 504 A style oval hole

  7. Eastman 505 A style F hole

    Eastman 505 A style F hole

    £799.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £23.02 per month with 10% deposit
    Free UK mainland delivery. £799, including pro set-up.

    Unbelievable value, solid spruce, hand carved top, solid maple (hand carved) back and sides, and solid cast tailpiece, triple bound top, unbound back. Great tone, good resonance and plenty of the bluegrass bark and chop, great for bluegrass and other playing styles. With hardshell case. Classic finish.


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  8. Eastman 515 F Style F Hole

    Eastman 515 F Style F Hole

    Out of stock
    Free UK mainland delivery. £1149, including pro set-up.

    An amazing value F5 in hand carved all solid woods, spruce and maple, solid cast tailpiece, triple bound top, single bound neck, ebony fingerboard, nickel fittings. Fantastic value and a banjo killer too, lots of volume, bark and chop for bluegrass and warmth and depth for other styles . With hardshell case. Classic finish.


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  9. Eastman 604 A style oval hole with K&K twin internal pickup

    Eastman 604 A style oval hole with K&K twin internal pickup

    £969.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £27.92 per month with 10% deposit
    Free UK mainland delivery. £969, including pro set-up.

    The 604 comes with a K&K twin internal pickup.

    All solid spruce/flamed maple A style, oval hole with triple binding on top, back and single bound headstock, nickel fittings, including Schaller tuners and a solid cast tailpiece, ebony fingerboard. Lovely bass and balance with clear mids and trebles. With hardshell case. Classic finish.



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    Eastman 604 A style oval hole with K&K twin internal pickupEastman 604 A style oval hole with K&K twin internal pickupEastman 604 A style oval hole with K&K twin internal pickup

  10. Eastman 605 A style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.

    Eastman 605 A style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.

    £969.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £27.92 per month with 10% deposit
    Free UK mainland delivery. £969, including pro set-up.

    The 605 comes with a K&K twin internal pickup.

    The 605 has hand carved all solid woods, with flamed maple back and sides, nickel hardware, triple bound front and back and single bound headstock and a solid cast tailpiece. It's got the cut and chop beloved of bluegrass players with good balance and warmth for all styles of music. With hardshell case. Classic finish.


    Eastman 605 A style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.Eastman 605 A style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.Eastman 605 A style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.
    Eastman 605 A style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.Eastman 605 A style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.Eastman 605 A style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.

  11. Eastman 614 F style oval hole with K&K twin internal pickup

    Eastman 614 F style oval hole with K&K twin internal pickup

    Out of stock
    Free UK mainland delivery. £1499, including pro set-up.

    The 614 comes with a K&K twin internal pickup.

    All solid, spruce and flamed maple with black/diamond rosette, ebony fingerboard, nickel fittings, solid tailpiece and Schaller tuners, triple bound front and back and single bound headstock. Lots of deep and resonant oval hole sound with strong mids and ringing trebles. Comes with violin style fitted rectangular hard-shell case.

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  12. Eastman 615: F style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.

    Eastman 615: F style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.

    £1,499.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £43.20 per month with 10% deposit
    Free UK mainland delivery. £1499, including pro set-up.

    The 615 comes with a K&K twin internal pickup. It sounds great plugged in.

    An all solid woods spruce/flamed maple hand made, hand carved F5. Triple bound top, back and single bound headstock, solid cast tailpiece, Schaller tuners, plenty of bark and chop, and projection and volume to battle those ba*jos for bluegrass players and depth and warmth for other styles. With fitted violin style hard-shell case. Classic finish.

    Eastman 615: F style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.Eastman 615: F style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.Eastman 615: F style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.
    Eastman 615: F style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.Eastman 615: F style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.Eastman 615: F style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.
    Eastman 615: F style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.Eastman 615: F style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.Eastman 615: F style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.
    Eastman 615: F style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.Eastman 615: F style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.Eastman 615: F style F hole with K&K twin internal pickup.
  13. Eastman 815 mandola

    Eastman 815 mandola

    £1,759.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £50.69 per month with 10% deposit
    Reduced by £100 due to a ding on the neck.

    Free UK mainland delivery. £1859, including pro set-up.

    Lots of that luscious mandola tone and a scroll, this is a lot of 'dola for the money.

    All solid, spruce and flamed maple with black/diamond rosette, ebony fingerboard, nickel fittings, solid tailpiece and Schaller tuners, triple bound front and back and single bound headstock. Comes with violin style fitted rectangular hard-shell case.

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  14. Eastman MDC 805 mandocello

    Eastman MDC 805 mandocello

    £2,079.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £59.91 per month with 10% deposit
    £2079, free UK mainland delivery, including pro set-up.

    Oval or f hole for a mandocello? It would seem logical that a cello would be better with oval holes given that bass and resonance is the point of a cello. I was surprised when I visited Bill Bussmann to hear the incredible bass from his jazz guitar bodied, f hole, octave mandolin, so surprised that I insisted he sell it to me! Not being a jazz fan I have never understood the sound of a jazz guitar, I just don't get it or particularly like it. It's the last thing I would have thought would produce a bassy and resonant larger mandolin family instrument, but is does! ... end of long story.... This Eastman cello proves the theory that somehow a jazz guitar body produces a deep and resonant sound. It has incredible warm and dark basses with rich and thick resonance, it plays easily and is a very fine mandocello. Comes with hardshell case.

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