Eastman AC720 Engelmann/Rosewood Dread #120411112 - Used  From Eastman

Engelmann and Rosewood pair nicely in this lush, warm, and sensitive dread! 

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What We Think

A wonderful, sparkling dread that can handle picks or fingers with grace, warmth, and precision! 

This dread stands out from the crowd thanks to its' pairing of Engelmann Spruce on the top with Rosewood back and sides. You won't find many other guitars in this size that have the sensitivity needed for fingerstyle as well as feeling right at home with a pick in hand. Playing softly on this AC720 reveals a very complex tone that will grab your attention from the first note and not let go. When strummed you can understand how lively this guitar is and will be treated to a swirling soundscape of sweet complexity that will fill a room and keep you wanting more. This is a great dread that can be used for a wide range of styles and is bound to impress when experienced in person!

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

Eastman Acoustic (flattop/flatback) guitars are the latest addition to our line of fine instruments. This selection of historically accurate dreadnaught style flattop/flatback guitars has been developed to fill the needs of today's most demanding folk, acoustic, country and bluegrass musicians. Handcrafted using solid, select, highly figured tonewood backs and sides coupled with only the finest spruce tops, these X-Braced guitars are finished off with abalone soundhole rosettes and position markers, gold plated hardware, ebony headstock overlays, ebony fingerboards, ebony bridge pins, and multiple maple bindings on the body, neck and headstock. Whatever you are looking for in a solid hand made acoustic instrument you can be assured that these guitars will deliver it for you every time you pick one up. A J.W. Eastman fiberglass case comes standard.

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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: 120411112
 
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 Engelmann Spruce
 
Body Back/Sides: Solid Rosewood
 
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: Body, Neck, Head
 
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: D'Addario EXP16 .012-.053
 
Tuning: E A D G B e
 
Case: Hardshell Case

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