Eastman AC522CE-12 Grand Auditorium Acoustic #140937681  From Eastman

An Englemann Spruce and Solid Mahogany 12 that'll sing you to sleep it sounds so good!

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What We Think

The Englemann and Mahogany combination is just flat out great for this 12 string. The Englemann's response at low volumes captured with its brilliance is something that is to be noted, and the mahogany keeps such a nice balance across the tonal spectrum. The final product is a tone more complex and rich than you'd think, but retains a certain airiness and lushness. This would be perfect for a full band setting, or just someone looking to find their forever partner to jam with on the couch!

Eastman AC522CE-12 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar #7681 Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure acoustic guitar expert Barrett Brooks describes and demonstrates the Eastman AC522CE-12 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar (Serial #7681). This guitar features a solid Engelmann spruce top and solid mahogany back & sides. 

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Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

AC522CE-12 Grand Auditorium Acoustic 
 
Ideal choice for fingerstyle, flatpicking & vocal backing. Solid Engelmann spruce top, solid mahogany back & sides with balanced voice throughout the entire range. 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

Serial Number: 140937681
 
Body Dimensions: 16″ X 4 23/32″
 
Cutaway: Venetian-style
 
Top Wood: Solid Engelmann Spruce
 
Bracing: Hand-carved Scalloped X
 
Rosette: Inlaid Wood
 
Back/Sides Wood: Solid Mahogany
 
Body Binding: 5-Ply Rosewood
 
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: Ebony/Bone, 2 5/32″ Spacing
 
Tuners: Gold-plated Gotoh
 
Strings: D’Addario EXP16 .012-.053
 
Available Finish: Natural Gloss Finish
 
Case: Hardshell Case Included