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Eastman AR405E Classic Archtop #13750074  From Eastman

A beautiful Eastman archtop with a Kent Armstrong P90!


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What We Think

The first thing you notice is the contrast between the ivory-toned Kent Armstrong P90 and the rich, warm laminated maple...you can almost feel a groove starting to build in your head just looking at it from across the room.  Plug it in clean and the magic starts to happen.  Hit a few T-Bone licks--that natural gritty punch comes right out with a fairly heavy hand.  Now maybe you start going through some standard ballad changes--a lighter touch yields warm, full tones that are rarely associated with the classic "box-with-a-P90."  Chop it up with some hot jazz rhythm work--the extraordinary balance between percussive punch and well defined, full tone leaps right out.  By now you've noticed how unusually fast the neck is for a big 'ol box like this, how easy it'll be to adjust the action and volume by raising or lowering the bridge a little bit.  What's left to think about!?

Eastman AR405E Classic Archtop #13750074 Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure archtop specialist Michael Buckley tests out the Eastman AR405E Classic Archtop #13750074 with a Carr Amplifiers Rambler 28W 1x12 Combo Amp, a Telefunken Elektroakustik M60 FET Cardioid Microphone, and a Shure KSM313/NE Dual-Voice Ribbon Mic with Roswellite Ribbon.

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

Laminated Maple top, laminated Maple back and sides with Rosewood tailpiece and fretboard. Vintage tone with superior mid range and volume. Traditional 16" non cutaway , Mounted P-90 with a custom pickup ring.

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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.



Serial Number: 13750074

Neck Material: 3 piece maple

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Nut Material: Bone

Nut Width: 1-3/4" 

Fretwire: 22-Jescar FW47104-P

Scale Length: 25" 

Body Dimensions: 16" X 3 1/4"

Body Top: Laminated Maple

Body Back/Sides: Laminated Maple

F Holes: Yes

F Hole binding Material: Single Ply Ivoroid

Cutaway: No

Head Cap Veneer Material:  Ivoroid B/W

Truss Rod: Single Acting

Headstock Style: AR

Binding Material: Ivoroid 5-ply top, 3-ply back

Logo Material: Plastic Pearl

Inlay: No Fingerboard markers

Inlay Material: No Fingerboard markers

Side Dot Color: Black

Hardware Color: Gold

Pickguard: None

Tailpiece:  Trapeze-style

Tailpiece Material: Gold & Rosewood

Bridge:  Rosewood compensated, 2-3/32" Spacing

Tuners: Jinho RM-1271GVR 3+3

Neck Pickup:  Kent Armstrong P-90, custom pick up ring 

Bridge Pickup: None

Controls: 250K Volume & Tone 

Truss Rod Cover: Rosewood

Strings: Cleartone .012-.052 Roundwound

Tuning: E A D G B e

Case: Hardshell Case

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