16" archtop with floating pickup, tailpiece, and bridge.
This is one of the most delightfully balanced AR805CEs I've played in the shop. It feels remarkably smooth all the way up and down the neck and there is a distinct lack of dead spots or inconsistency in tone throughout the entire range of the instrument. This is one of those situations where the player can really hone in on their touch and know that the instrument will faithfully respond to whatever style or phrasing the hands can muster. The back is absolutely gorgeous and the Classic finish is carefully applied with superb attention to detail. This level of quality in guitar building is nearly impossible to find at this price point, and whoever walks with this one is getting a really special handmade instrument that will only improve over time.
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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 3 1/4″
Top Wood: Solid Hand Carved Spruce
Back/Sides Wood: Hand Carved Maple
Body Binding: 7-ply ivoroid/black
Neck Woods: Maple
Nut Width: 1 3/4″
Scale Length: 25″
Frets: 22 Nickel – Silver
Pick-up: Single Floating Kent Armstrong (HJGS6-GD)
Controls: Volume & Tone, pickguard mounted
Bridge: Ebony compensated, 2 3/32″ Spacing
Tailpiece: Gold & Ebony Trapeze-style
Tuners: Gotoh w/ ebony buttons
Strings: D’Addario EJ21 .012-.052 Roundwound
Available Finishes: Classic, Sunburst, Classic/Sunburst, Blonde (20% upcharge)
Case: Hardshell Included
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