Mandolin from Eastman. Acoustic instruments from the Dawg collection by eastman.
David Grisman and Eastman Strings are collaborating on a new line of acoustic instruments—The Dawg Collection by Eastman.
Based on rare examples from David's personal collection, the line is inspired by classic instruments from the Golden Age of American luthiery, as well as new designs by contemporary builders.
As Dawg explains, "I don't think the world needs another attempted Lloyd Loar mandolin copy. I've always enjoyed the diversity of obtainable voices from many other worthy designs, past and present, like those I explored sonically (and historically) on the Tone Poems series of CDs for Acoustic Disc. I'm also very impressed with Eastman's commitment to both quality and value, in addition to their interest in producing some of these fabulous instrument designs.
In collaboration with Italian builder Corrado Giacomel, Eastman have builta mandolin inspired by Giacomel's J-5 model that the Dawg is currently playing with his quintet.
Eastman commented "We feel so fortunate to be able to work with David Grisman and Mr. Giacomel to create these really special mandolins." commented Saul Friedgood of Eastman. "I'll never forget the reaction from our luthiers when they saw Mr. Giacomel's mandolin for the first time," "They were in awe, and our head luthier commented that the instrument must have been designed by Pablo Picasso!"
The DGM1 is one of Eastman's flagship models and is made of the most select timbersCarved flamed maple back and sidescarved Adirondack spruce top - If you haven't yet experienced just what Adirondack tops can do for you, you're in for a nice surprise!Maple neck with ebony fingerboard, bridge etc.Aided by the solid Adirondack spruce soundboard, this is one of the loudest mandolins on our shelves, with a really great tone to match!
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