Eastman AC420CE Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar 10435095 - Demo  From Eastman

Singer-songwriter's dream dreadnaught with a cutaway!

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What We Think

This Eastman is a comfortable and easy-playing variant on the traditional dreadnaught size. It's just the kind of guitar you'd feel comfortable taking to take to the open-mic or to the big festival  gig. Onboard Fishman Matrix VT pickup system ensures you'll be heard no matter what stage you decide to take this guitar to. The rosewood sides/Sitka top combnation provides tone that's punchy when strumming chords and precise and articulate when fingerpicking. This great flat-top box also has a beautiful abalone rosette that rounds out this attractive offering from Eastman.

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

Eastman Acoustic guitars are the latest addition to our line of fine instruments. Each guitar is handcrafted with a solid top, back, and sides. The top is individually-voiced with scalloped X-bracing. The neck is hand-fitted to the body with a dovetail joint. Each guitar is finished with a rosewood headstock overlay, ebony fingerboard, bridge and bridge pins, and a hand-rubbed nitro-cellulose gloss lacquer finish. This selection of guitars has been developed to meet the needs of today's demanding musicians.

All solid wood construction, abalone rosette, ivoroid binding on body and fingerboard, chome plated tuners, Elixir light gauge strings.

 

  • An acoustic-electric/cutaway version of the AC420 Dreadnought
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top, carved Rosewood back & sides
  • Integral Fishman Matrix VT pickup system
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About Manufacturer

Eastman Strings began in 1992, but its roots date back centuries to the violin and bow makers of the 1800s. By this time, violin and string instrument builders had streamlined their process enough by hiring specialized woodworkers who would assist them in the most time consuming tasks that there were plenty of quality, affordable handmade instruments. During World War II, many of the premier instrument makers had their towns and workshops destroyed, and some were even killed in the violence. Traditions that had been handed down for centuries from master instrument makers were all but lost, and the process of building by hand was replaced by large-scale manufacturing. After the war, the majority of instrument production had been mechanized, and in order for musicians to find decent instruments they would have to save enormous amounts of money for older, handmade instruments. Eastman Strings is returning to the traditions of the great string instrument builders of the past, and is bringing handmade instruments to musicians around the world at affordable prices. 

Eastman Guitars are fine handmade instruments at very reasonable prices. Their archtops and flat tops are made with solid, hand-carved tops, backs, and sides. They offer many of the traditional archtop styles in their Uptown series with options of different woods, dimensions, and pickups. The Thinline series, the El Rey and the Jon Pisano signature line offer some great alternatives, and feature the same kinds of customizable options. Eastman Uptown Deluxe series archtops are custom shop pieces with select AAA grade tone woods, wood binding with inlaid purfilng, and five piece necks.

For the flat top player, Eastman offers many different options in grand concert, orchestra model, grand auditorium, mini jumbo, dreadnought, and jumbo shapes. With these there are many different configurations of Sitka, Adirondack, and Englemann Spruce tops, as well as Mahogany, Rosewood, and Maple back and sides.  Between all of these quality handmade instruments we are confident that there is an Eastman guitar out there for any discerning musician. We also carry Eastman mandolins! 

With so many options, and with such reasonable pricing, it is no secret why we love Eastman guitars here at Sound Pure. We carry one of the largest inventories of Eastman guitars in the US. Our staff is extremely knowledgeable on the entire Eastman line. If you cannot find the Eastman guitar you are looking for in our vast inventory, we are happy to assist in a special order.

 

Specifications

  • Popular choice for flatpicking & live vocal accompaniment
  • Solid spruce top, solid rosewood back & sides
  • Extremely dynamic response, from soft picking to hard strumming
  • Fishman Matrix VT Pickup System

Body Dimensions: 16″ X 4 23/32″
Cutaway: Venetian-style
Top Wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
Bracing: Hand-carved Scalloped X
Rosette: Inlaid Abalone
Back/Sides Wood: Solid Rosewood
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Neck Woods: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony
Nut: 1 3/4″-wide Bone
Scale Length: 25 1/2″
Frets: 20 Nickel – Silver
Inlays: Pearl Dot
Pickup System: Fishman Matrix VT
Controls: Volume, Tone
Bridge/Saddle: Rosewood/Bone, 2 5/32″ Spacing
Tuners: Chrome-plated Ping
Strings: D’Addario EXP16 .012-.053
Available Finish: Natural Gloss Finish
Case: Hardshell Case Included

 

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Intro to Eastman Archtop Philosophy

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. In this video we discuss the founding and the foundation of the flagship line from Eastman Guitars: Archtops. Mark Herring from Eastman Guitars joins us in the studio for an in-depth lesson on how Eastman got started in making some of the best archtop guitars on the market. If you like what you hear, you can check out this gear at SoundPure.com or give us a call anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!