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Eastman DM1 | Natural - Ebony

Sitka Spruce Top, Rosewood Back & Sides

The DM1 is a gypsy jazz guitar that blends tradition with modern playability. Its flat neck profile and ebony fingerboard offer a unique playing experience, while the Sitka spruce top and rosewood laminate back/sides deliver a balanced and resonant tone. With reliable hardware, traditional aesthetics, and a deluxe gig bag, the DM1 is a captivating instrument for gypsy jazz enthusiasts and musicians looking for a distinctive playing experience.

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Description

Introducing the DM1, a guitar that embodies the soulful spirit of gypsy jazz and delivers an authentic and captivating tone. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this instrument pays homage to the iconic design elements of the genre while offering modern playability and versatility. Whether you're a seasoned gypsy jazz enthusiast or a musician looking to explore new musical territories, the DM1 is the perfect companion to ignite your creativity and take your playing to new heights.

Let's begin with the neck, constructed from maple and featuring an ebony fingerboard. The flat fingerboard radius and flat D neck profile offer a unique playing experience, allowing for lightning-fast runs, effortless chord changes, and impeccable articulation. The bone nut, measuring 1 3/4", ensures optimal string spacing and resonance for comfortable and precise playing.

The DM1 features a 670mm scale length, capturing the authentic feel and response of traditional gypsy jazz guitars. The ladder bracings contribute to the guitar's distinctive tone, providing a balanced and resonant sound that is both punchy and warm. The Sitka spruce top and rosewood laminate back and sides further enhance the guitar's tonal complexity, delivering rich lows, clear mids, and sparkling highs.

Designed for both aesthetics and functionality, the DM1 showcases a traditional rosewood moustache bridge with a 2 5/32" saddle, ensuring excellent intonation and string-to-body coupling. The laminated wood rosette adds a touch of elegance to the guitar's overall appearance.

The DM1 is equipped with a dual-acting truss rod, allowing for precise neck adjustments to suit your playing style and preferred string action. The top binding, made from rosewood, adds a refined touch and protects the guitar's edges, ensuring durability and longevity.

Inspired by the vintage gypsy jazz tradition, the DM1 features a traditional gypsy-style tailpiece, which not only enhances the guitar's aesthetic appeal but also contributes to its distinctive tone. The painted logo on the headstock adds a touch of authenticity and nostalgia, reflecting the guitar's dedication to the gypsy jazz heritage. The pearl dot inlays and white side dots provide visual markers for easy fretboard navigation.

With a satin finish on the body top, back, and sides, the DM1 exudes a timeless elegance while allowing the wood to breathe and resonate freely. The nickel hardware adds a classic touch and ensures reliable performance and durability.

The DM1 is equipped with Gotoh SE770 tuners, known for their smooth operation and precise tuning stability, allowing you to focus on your performance without worrying about intonation issues. The guitar comes strung with D'Addario EJ83M strings, renowned for their balanced tone and optimal projection in the gypsy jazz genre.

To ensure the utmost protection for your prized instrument, the DM1 comes with a deluxe padded gig bag, offering portability and peace of mind when travelling or gigging. Additionally, a 4mm truss rod wrench is included for convenient neck adjustments.

Whether you're playing solo, jamming with fellow musicians, or recording in the studio, the DM1 is ready to unleash your musical potential. With its authentic gypsy jazz tone, impeccable craftsmanship, and attention to detail, the DM1 is a guitar that captures the spirit and legacy of this revered genre. Experience the magic of gypsy jazz with the DM1 and let your fingers dance across its frets.

In summary, the DM1 is a gypsy jazz guitar that pays homage to tradition while offering modern playability and versatility. From its flat neck profile and ebony fingerboard to its Sitka spruce top and rosewood laminate back and sides, every aspect of this instrument is crafted to deliver an authentic and captivating tone. With its traditional aesthetics, reliable hardware, and included deluxe gig bag, the DM1 is a true companion for gypsy jazz enthusiasts and musicians seeking a unique and inspiring playing experience.

 
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