Eastman Mandolins are made in China. Beijing, to be more specific. What sets Eastman Mandolins apart from many others is that Eastman handcrafts these mandolins in their own shop and the makers have proven quite skilled.
Eastman was founded in 1992 and began as a violin company. This experience translated directly to the mandolins as much of the hand carving and graduating uses the same techniques.
In the USA Eastman has risen to top of the import models and is regularly recommended by experienced players.
Most Chinese made mandolins are made at third party factories. While these are not always bad instruments, they simply do not stack up to Eastman Mandolin quality.
Folkmusician is one of the top Eastman Mandolin dealers in the world. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
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