All Eastman mandolins are carved by hand from aged tonewoods and are available in both the Eastman's famous spirit-varnish finish and our Rich Lacquer finish. The experience and knowledge of Eastman Strings luthiers ensure that these instruments have the best materials and craftsmanship available anywhere. Players will search far and wide without finding a hand-made instrument with the tonal brilliance, ease of playing, and beautiful woodcraft exhibited in these instruments, at any price. All our Eastman mandolins receive setup work here in our shop, include a Hard-shell case and are covered by a lifetime warranty. An Eastman mandolin purchased from Folkmusician is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Try the mandolin for 14 days. If it is does not meet your approval, simply return it for a full refund. No restocking fees.