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Eastman AC808CE Concert Cutaway Acoustic Guitar  From Eastman

Concert cutaway acoustic with built-in Fishman Matrix VT pickup.

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What We Think

This concert cutaway has the deadly combination of traditional tone and quality with some unique modern specifications. The solid, hand-carved woods are masterfully voiced and assembled for a rich, yet articulate acoustic sound. The Fishman Matrix has a detailed and pleasing tone which sounds quite natural when matched with the lively voice of this particular instrument. I absolutely love the slotted headstock, and the wood grain and binding on the Indian Rosewood back and sides are a stunning combination. With a cutaway for easy access to the upper register and the built-in Fishman pickup, there is very little you cannot do with this guitar--and at this price point, there are very few reasons not to find out!

-Jared

jared@soundpure.com

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Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

 

Eastman handcrafted acoustic guitars cover a wide range of playing styles and sound. The Traditional Series (model names beginning with E) bring back memories of the great instruments of the Golden Era of guitar building. Those were days when all work was done by gifted craftspeople, by hand using simple tools.

All Eastman acoustic guitars share that heritage. Eastman acoustics provide many choices of body styles and fine woods; perfect for many contemporary applications. These are heirloom-quality instruments which may be enjoyed by future generations of musicians.


 

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

 

BODY STYLE Grand Concert w/ cutaway & slotted headstock

BODY DIMENSIONS 15

CUTAWAY Venetian

TOP WOOD Engelmann spruce

BRACING Hand Carved, Scalloped X

ROSETTE Abalone

BACK/SIDES WOOD Solid Indian rosewood

BODY BINDING Maple

HEADSTOCK VENEER Rosewood

NECK WOODS Mahogany

CONSTRUCTIOn Dovetail Neckjoint

SCALE LENGTH 25 1/2

NUT WIDTH 1 3/4

FINGERBOARD Ebony

FRETS 20 Nickel - Silver

PICKGUARD No

INLAYS MOP Micro dots

PICKUPS Fishman Matrix VT

CONTROLS 1 Volume, 1 Tone

OUTPUT JACK Endpin

BRIDGES/SADDLE Ebony bridge with nominal bone saddle

TAILPIECE N/A

TUNERS Gold Gotoh w/ ebony buttons

STRINGS D'Addario EJ16

AVAILABLE FINISHES Natural

CASES Hardshell Included

 

 

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