Eastman MD304 Oval Hole Mandolin



Individually hand-built using traditional materials & “Old World” craftsmanship. Solid Spruce Top, Solid Maple back & sides with Rosewood fingerboard & adjustable ebony bridge. A-style body with an Oval Hole for liquid tones and excellent projection.

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*Images are a good representation of the current Eastman 304 mandolins that we are selling, but not of the actual instrument you will receive.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, we might have went a little overboard on this one! But how could we resist? What a beauty the Eastman MD304 oval hole mandolin is! The understated satin finish and lack of appointments makes a bold statement. Of course, looks are not why we buy a mandolin, and the Eastman 304 has the tone to back it up. The workmanship is very good throughout and it simply can't be beat at the price point.

Our included Gigbag is the deluxe version with thick foam padding, a neck brace and backpack straps. Or you can choose to upgrade to the wooden hardshell case. We are not so sure the wooden case is actually an upgrade though. The gig bag is great for those on the go. The wooden case, of course offers better protection.


Neck Material: Maple
Fingerboard: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1-3/32" 
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Scale Length: 13-7/8"
Body Style: A-Style
Body Dimensions: 26-11/16" x 10" x 1-7/8"
Bracings: Parallel
Body Top: Carved Solid Spruce 
Body Back/Sides: 
Carved Solid Maple
Oval Hole: Yes
Head Cap Veneer Material:  Ebony
Truss Rod: Single Acting
Headstock: A-Style
Binding: Body
Binding Material: Ivoroid
Logo: Eastman
Logo Material: Wood
Inlay: Dot
Inlay Material: Pearl
Side Dot Color: White
Hardware Color: Chrome
Tailpiece:  Stamped Chrome w/cover
Bridge: Fitted Adjustable Ebony 1-5/8" spacing
Pickguard Material: None
Tuners: Chrome
Electronics: None
Strings: Cleartone 011-040 Strings
Tuning: G D A E
Case: Gig Bag

Mandolin Setup

Learn about the additional work performed on this mandolin.
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Mandolin Setup  (performed by Folkmusician)

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