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Spot Eastman mandolins, anyone tried one? (17) RE: Eastman mandolins, anyone tried one? 18 Jan 10

Hallo everybody..

I have a 515 bought maybe 2 years ago for around 500 English pounds.. Good value for money I thought , at the time... Sounded ok, felt good and satisfied my F-style cravings. BUT... the finish quality really let it down - it would literally fall off in lumps, making it look really tatty far to quickly. I say tatty and not "age distressed" for a good reason... There is a huge difference!! ;-) It got to the point where it looked so bad I took blades and things to the wood and 'properly distressed' it in a couple of days.. ;-) It now looks so much better but the process has taken away some of it's mellowness.. I'm a bit sick about that but, there you go.. I should have had it professionally refinished ... The best of it is, my son's nicked it off me and I haven't seen it for a year.. bugger!!

Regards to all, as always.... Spot :-)

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