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Eastman Mandolins - 2007 MDC805 Mandocello

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This used Eastman MDC805 Mandocello, made in 2007, may belong to a rather small, niche market, but it's an incredibly cool instrument and a helluva lot of fun to play (in fact, the first thing I did on it was lay down Metallica's "The Thing That Should Not Be" - and it was awesome). The mandocello is to the mandolin what a cello is to a violin, and is generally tuned CC-GG-dd-aa and fans have included a diverse bunch, from Cheap Trick's Rick Neilson and Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, to Jaco Pastorius and Drive By Truckers' Patterson Hood. Produced in limited quantities, mandocellos don't make appearances often, and when they do we're super excited about them - especially ones like this Eastman, in Excellent condition.

Featuring a carved solid Spruce top with dual f-holes and highly flamed, solid carved Maple back and sides, this MDC805 has incredible depth and volume, and just an amazing tone overall. And just look at it - how cool is that? Eastman's nitrocellulose lacquer finish is, as always, outstanding and shows this wood off beautifully, while allowing the tone to really come through.

It has a 25" scale length, a 1 3/4" bone nut, and a 15" radiused Ebony fingerboard. The body is beautifully accented with full Ivoroid boxed binding too. There is a very minor ding to the back of its headstock (see photos) and it's purely cosmetic. The Eastman MDC805 Mandocello is a beauty and we're happy to have one in the shop - so check it out before it's gone. Includes the original hardshell case too.

  • Archtop Mandocello with full Ivoroid boxed binding and high-gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish
  • Carved Solid Spruce top with dual f-holes
  • Carved Solid highly-flamed Maple back and sides
  • 25" scale length
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard with 15" radius and 22 Dunlop Nickel-Silver frets
  • 1 3/4" nut width, bone
  • Fitted Adjustable Ebony bridge and Ebony tailpiece
  • Gold Schaller tuners
  • Molded Hardshell case included

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