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May 11, 2021 - 8:44:46 AM
6 posts since 9/28/2017

Does anybody know what they mean? I have a lefty 515 which doesn't look any different from the 315 or 815 models. Is there a difference, and if so, what?

May 11, 2021 - 10:32:06 AM
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979 posts since 1/3/2011

I have played Eastman mandolins over the years, but was never never made the purchase. The most memorable of those was a 515 at a shop in Tucson, AZ.

Looks like 315 --> 515 --> 815 gives you progressively better appointments (better woods, better tailpiece, better tuners). I'll leave the details to others who know more.

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