Eastman MD815V Varnish Mandolin


Before Eastman Strings came along, you just could not get an all solid true carved (not pressed) mandolin in this price point. Well the folks at Eastman have once again pushed the boundaries of what you can expect in an affordable instrument with the introduction of their new MD815V varnish finished F-5 style mandolin!

To get a hand carved F-5 with premium Red spruce top, fiddle-back maple back & sides, radiused fingerboard and a hand applied varnish finish, you are into the five figures. I should say you USED to be looking at five figures … but not anymore. 


  • 1 3/32″ Wide Bone Nut
  • Bound Ebony Fingerboard With Radius
  • 13 3/4″ Scale Length
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Flamed Maple Neck With Vintage Style V Profile
  • Suspended & Scooped Fingerboard Extension
  • All Solid, True Carved & Graduated Top & Back Plates
  • Carved Red Spruce Top With Tone Bars
  • Ebony Loar Style Bridge
  • Deeply Flamed Maple Back & Sides
  • Triple Bound Body And Bound Peghead
  • Case Tailpiece
  • Gold Plated Hardware
  • Oil Varnish Finish
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case