Eastman Mandolins

We can't think of a better place to look for a new mandolin than Eastman if you're just getting started or are looking to upgrade from your first mandolin. Their instruments deliver incredible tone, playability, and looks, making them one of the best values on the market.

Buyer Guide | Body Types


Simplicity of design without sacrificing quality and tone. A-style or teardrop mandolins offer the benefit of a high-quality mandolin without the extra cost associated with F-style bodies. Its tonal brightness makes it a popular choice in the classical, folk, and Celtic genres.


A bluegrass icon, and for good reason. F-style or Florentine mandolins are the epitome of fine craftsmanship and beauty. The ornate carved scroll adds mass to the instrument that helps create balance for a standing player.

Buyer Guide | Sound Hole Styles


Known for having more treble attack and percussive "chop" than oval hole instruments, F-hole mandolins are the first choice in ensemble settings where volume competition can be an issue.

Oval Hole

Oval-hole mandolins possess a throaty and vocal tonal characteristic that is 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.