Since 2005 Eastwood's Mandocaster™ has been one of the top selling electric mandolins in the world. This eight string marvel features a solid alder body, maple bolt-on neck and two pickups. Each pair of strings has its own adjustable bridge saddle for proper intonation.
Posted by Paul on 21st Aug 2014
I bought this after being disappointed with a jazz oriented 5 string e-mando. The Mandocaster has great playability and feel up and down the neck, fast action right out of the box. The PUPs sound good and do have a bit of telecaster sound to them, but that's not why I got this. Been playing this on my own and with a garage band. Adds some nice flavor to rhythm and lead. Still don't have the right amp. for it and have been playing through my Crate acoustic amp mostly.
Don't like: the 3-way switch is poorly placed. It gets in the way of the right hand (strum hand) and it's constantly getting knocked into the lower position. The E string being of smaller gauge and therefore prone to less vibration creates volume issues with the pick ups. Mostly not that impactful when playing loud enough but there is a notable volume drop in the E string compared to the others.