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themissal 10-22-2018 08:27 AM

used Eastman 504 or new Eastman 304
 
Apples to apples... hard cases on both... k&K installed on both... what would you choose? Same price OTD

What is the difference between the 504 and the 304? Just gloss finish? I like the matte finish by the way. Sound different?

Thanks guys.

posternutbag 10-22-2018 01:34 PM

The 5 series should have better hardware, tuners, bridge and tailpiece, but ultimately, I would choose the one that sounds better, and that may or may not be the higher model. Eastman mandolins are like that.

Br1ck 10-22-2018 04:04 PM

Lots more binding on the 500 series too. Basic sound is the same. I'm all for used because you will upgrade someday and not loose money on it.

themissal 10-22-2018 08:35 PM

Thanks fellas...

I suppose I should consider resale...

Iíll sleep on it.

rsmillbern 10-24-2018 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by posternutbag (Post 5869762)
The 5 series should have better hardware, tuners, bridge and tailpiece, but ultimately, I would choose the one that sounds better, and that may or may not be the higher model. Eastman mandolins are like that.

+1 if you can play both then surly one will speak to you.


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