Our handcrafted mandolins pay tribute to traditional build methods and body styles while delivering a balanced and refined tone. Simplicity of design without sacrificing quality and tone. A-style or teardrop mandolins offer the benefit of a fine mandolin without the extra cost of the F-style. Its tonal brightness makes it a popular choice in the classical, folk, and Celtic genres. 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.
The Eastman MD404 harkens back to the classic A style instruments from the 1920s era with mahogany back and sides and black finished spruce tops.With the installed K&K pickup it's ready to hit the stage!