• Eastman Mandolins Announces New PCH-M104 Flattop Model

    Eastman Mandolins Announces New PCH-M104 Flattop Model

    ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Eastman Mandolins has announced the launch of their new PCH-M104 Flattop Model Mandolin at this weekend's NAMM Show.

    The M104 will come with a suggested retail cost of $499 and will be available in Goldburst, Natural and Classic (not shown). At this time there is not a firm date for availability in retail but the first shipment will be made to The Mandolin Store according to Eastman representatives.

    Specs

    Neck Material: Maple
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Fingerboard Radius: 12"
    Nut: 30mm
    Fretwire: 23 Jescar FW43080
    Scale Length: 13 7/8"
    Body Style: A-Style w/ Oval Hole Flat Back
    Body Dimensions: 13 1/8" x
    Body Top: Solid Spruce
    Body Back/Sides: Laminated Mahogany
    Truss Rod: Single Acting
    Binding: Top
    Binding Material: Ivoroid
    Logo: Maple Headstock
    Inlay: Pearl Dots
    Rosette: Single Black Ring
    Side Dot Color: White
    Body Finish: Truetone Satin
    Neck/Headstock Finish: Truetone Satin
    Hardware Color: Nickel
    Tailpiece: Eastman Cast Aluminum Tailpiece
    Bridge: Adjustable Compensated Ebony Bridge
    String Spacing: 1 5/8"
    Nut Height: 1-3/16"
    Tuners: Quality Geared Tuners
    Strings: D'Addario XT Phosphor Bronze 1140
    Action Height: 0.060"/0.050"
    Case: Padded Gig Bag
    Color Options: Classic, Natural, Goldburst

    Additional Information

    Comments 7 Comments
    1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
      Mandolin Cafe -
      Just picked up some new info. According to our sources Eastman is about 4 months out from delivering these.
    1. Charles E.'s Avatar
      Charles E. -
      They look nice. Any idea what the bracing configuring is? X- braced?
    1. Zach Wilson's Avatar
      Zach Wilson -
      Oh, so it’s made to fit in the Pacific Coast Highway series as an entry level instrument. Good on them!

      Kentucky and Goldtone have similar models (although those are “pancake” shaped). I wonder how the m104 will compare?

      Anyone else getting C-1 vibes here?
    1. Chuck Leyda's Avatar
      Chuck Leyda -
      I really like the look of the darker shade. This could be a great first mandolin or a cost effective way to add a different sound to your collection.

      Hope to hear it in action soon.
    1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
      Mandolin Cafe -
      So $499 is MSRP but it can be listed as low as $399.
    1. cayuga red's Avatar
      cayuga red -
      Looks like another great project from the team at Eastman.
    1. Alban Havidson's Avatar
      Alban Havidson -
      I wish they will make an octave mandolin version.