Eastman AC722CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar 8714 - Used  From Eastman

Engelmann Spruce top! full and bold tone from solid hand-carved woods

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What We Think

Condition: Good, a few dimples on top and minor fret wear. Miniscule buckle rash from natural play


It's hard to believe a guitar could have this much depth and balance at the same time. It strums like perfectly orchestrated thunder, without losing any complexity at higher volumes. It projects perfectly. Just the kind of tone storm you'd like to get caught in. The rosette is just the right combination of "organic" and "classy".  If you’re looking for a flat-top that can do it all; not too big, not too small, well, you’re looking at it!

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

A popular guitar for vocal accompaniment, the Eastman Grand Auditorium models feature a very balanced sound though the range. They have volume sufficient for playing in a group. Grand Auditoriums work well as a hybrid guitar for fingerpicking and flatpicking

  • Ideal choice for fingerstyle, flatpicking & vocal backing
  • Solid Englemann spruce top, solid rosewood back & sides
  • Balanced voice throughout the entire range
  • Fishman Matrix VT Pickup System
Eastman Guitars

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

  • Acoustic-electric/cutaway grand auditorium, top of the line
  • Solid Englemann Spruce top and carved Rosewood back & sides
  • Integral premium pickup system

Body Dimensions: 16″ X 4 23/32″
Cutaway: Venetian-style
Top Wood: Solid Englemann Spruce
Bracing: Hand-carved Scalloped X
Rosette: Inlaid Wood
Back/Sides Wood: Solid Rosewood
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: Mother of 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

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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. 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!