Eastman AC520 Englemann Spruce/Mahogany Acoustic #10955799  From Eastman

16" Dreadnought, Mahogany back and sides. Unparalleled quality and tone in this price range!

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We are pretty amazed at the quality of the Eastman Flattop guitars. They are the only luthiers that we know of producing all solid wood, handmade guitars in this price range. They perform like instruments that cost twice as much. You don't expect wood binding on a guitar that sells in the $1000 price range, do you???!!! The quality of the woods is impeccable and their finish work caps off what are consistently gorgeous instruments.

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

The iconic shape of the Dreadnought is synonymous with acoustic guitars in general. Big and bold, these cannons are perfect for ensemble settings where the guitar competes for sonic space with other instruments or accompanying strong singers. The Dreadnought is the classic flat-picking bluegrass instrument.

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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

Serial Number: 10955799

Neck Material: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Ebony

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Nut Material: Bone

Nut Width: 1-3/4" 

Fretwire: 20 Jescar-FW43080

Scale Length: 25.4" 

Body Dimensions: 16" X 4-23/32" 

Bracings: Hand-carved Scalloped X

Body Top: Solid Englemann Spruce

Body Back/Sides: Solid Mahogany

Bridge/Saddle: Ebony/Bone, 2-5/32" Spacing

Rosette: Inlaid Wood

Cutaway: None

Slope Shoulder: None

Head Cap Veneer Material:  Rosewood

Truss Rod: Dual Acting

Headstock Style: AC

Binding Material: 5-ply Rosewood

Logo Material: Maple

Inlay: Dot 

Inlay Material: Pearl

Side Dot Color: White

Hardware Color: Gold

Pickguard Material: None

Tuners: Gotoh SG301-20GG

Electronics: None

Strings: Cleartone Phosphor Bronze .012-.053

Tuning: E A D G B e

Case: Hardshell Case

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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!