Carved spruce top with laminate maple back and sides.
This AR503CE is perfect for the player who wants the tone and response of a solid spruce top but might also prefer to have laminate back and sides to help reduce feedback (and the price tag). The mounted Kent Armstrong humbucker produces a clear, warm tone and captures the airy complexity of the guitar's acoustic voice. Even with the laminate back and sides, this guitar sounds very woody and detailed in the way that great handcarved archtops can when good materials meet great craftsmanship.
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Premium tonewoods and the time honored process of meticulous hand craftsmanship form a harmonious relationship that has established Eastman as a major force in the world of archtop guitars. Today Eastman offers the widest selection of classic and contemporary archtop guitars in the industry. Most often associated with jazz, Eastman archtops are frequently used in many other styles of music due to their beautiful sound, range and finish.
Body Dimensions: 16″ X 2 9/16″
Top Wood: Carved Spruce
Back/Sides Wood: Laminated Flamed Maple
Body Binding: Ivoroid, 5-ply top 3 ply back
Neck Woods: 3 piece maple
Fingerboard: Ebony, 1 ply binding
Nut Width: 1 3/4″
Scale Length: 25″
Frets: 20 Dunlop 6130
Pick-up: Single Mounted Humbucking
Controls: Volume & Tone
Bridge: Ebony, 2 3/32″ Spacing
Tailpiece: Gold & Rosewood Trapeze-style
Tuners: Jinho Tuners
Strings: D’Addario EJ21 .012-.052 Roundwound
Available Finishes: Classic,Sunburst
Case: Hardshell Included