Eastman AR380CE-HB John Pisano Signature Archtop #15850639  From Eastman

Drop-dead gorgeous flame-mapled jazz box that is ready to do some serious playing!

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$1,362.00

Retail:  $1,704.00

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What We Think

There's something great about thinner archtop designs, they're light, they're comfortable, they've got players who play a lot of music in mind. This Pisano signature model has all the trappings of a workhorse guitar with beautifully executed aesthetics. The pickups in these things are tremendously versatile and cover practically every tone on the jazz spectrum you can think of. This guitar can do all the things an ES-175 can do and more.

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

World-renowned jazz guitarist John Pisano worked with Eastman Guitars to create a signature model that encompasses every feature and spec he ever wanted in a guitar. In collaboration with Kent Armstrong pickups, John helped design a pickup that covers the complete tonal spectrum. The guitars sound as great plugged in as they do acoustically.
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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: 15850639
 
Body Dimensions: 16" x 2-3/4"
 
Cutaway: Yes
 
Top Wood: Flame Maple Laminate
 
Back/Sides Wood: Flame Maple Laminate
 
Body Binding: 5-Ply Figured Maple on Body, Maple and Black on Head, Black on Neck
 
Neck Wood: African Mahogany
 
Fingerboard: Madagascar Rosewood
 
Nut Width: 1 3/4″
 
Scale Length: 24 3/4″
 
Pickguard: Ebony
 
Inlays: Pisano Signature at Last Fret
 
Neck/Bridge Pickup: Kent Armstrong Pisano 1 Signature Gold Cover
 
Controls: Vol/vol/Tone/Tone/3 Way & Tone
 
Bridge: Archtop Ebony
 
Tailpiece: Single Piece Ebony w/ Pearl Pisano Frog Inlay
 
Tuners: Vintage Tuners
 
Available Finishes: Pisano Honeyburst
 
Case: Hardshell

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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!