WHAT A GUITAR! Eastman are seriously coming up with the goods at the moment and we just love these new model with the "Vintage Violin" Finish
Here's what Eastman have to say about the Antique Varnsh series of instruments:
"This line of guitars is built on a mix of time-honored craft and ahead-of-the-curve thinking utilizing classic technique with a decidedly fresh approach. It is designed to make such a rare and labor-intensive feature more available to guitar enthusiasts, with the proof in the distinctive look and sound.
The process itself, features six distinct steps starting with a basecoat application to fill the grain, then moving to color application, and concluding with a French polish. Ultimately, three or four coats of material are applied and sanded thin. The result is softer than lacquer, creating a smoother tone."
This guitar plays superbly well but it's the looks and tone that's the real stand out elements of this Eastman Guitar. It's loaded with a pair of Seymour Dincan Seth Lover pickups for a seriously smoking Blues/Jazz/Rock tone.
These guitars are such good value for money. I still can't figure out how Eastman can do it for this price.
I seriously cannot rave enough about these guitars. Eastman guitars are all made by hand in a small workshop and they hardly use any CNC or machinery to make their guitars, they're pretty much all hand crafted by a small select team of luthiers.View Full Specs
Neck Material: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1-3/4"
Fretwire: 22-Jescar FW47104-P
Scale Length: 24-3/4"
Body Dimensions: 16" X 1-3/4"
Body Top: Maple Laminate
Body Back/Sides: Maple Laminate
F-Hole Binding Material: Ivoroid
Cutaway: Yes, Double
Head Cap Veneer Material: Ebony
Truss Rod: Single Acting
Headstock Style: AR
Binding Material: Ivoroid
Logo Material: Pearl
Inlay: Split Block Paralellogram
Inlay Material: Pearl
Side Dot Color: Black
Hardware Color: Antiqued Nickel
Tailpiece: Steel stop tailpiece
Bridge: Tunomatic Style
Tuners: Gotoh relic SD90
Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Seth Lover
Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Seth Lover
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-way Switch
Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
Strings: Cleartone .011-.049 Roundwound
Tuning: E A D G B e