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Eastman AR580CE-BLU Spruce/Maple Archtop Electric #16550031  From Eastman

Thinking of going blue? Jump on in, the water's fine!


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What We Think

The AR580 is really one of the best deals in jazz guitar. Not only does it deliver everything a demanding jazz musician needs for a guitar that's going to deliver night after night, but it's also not afraid of being flamboyant! Patterned after the famous "blue guitar" Smithsonian exhibit instruments, this jazzbox has all the looks and soul of those instrumets without the comically large price tag. Plugged into a Henriksen JazzAmp, this thing also purrs! Great tone with a lot of room for shaping with the tone knob, no serious jazzer would be disappointed with this thing.

Eastman AR580CE-BLU Spruce/Maple Archtop Electric #16550031 Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure archtop specialist Michael Buckley tests out the Eastman AR580CE-BLU Spruce/Maple Archtop Electric #16550031 with a used Rivera Suprema 55 Jazz Edition 1x15 Combo Amplifier and a Shure KSM313/NE Dual-Voice Ribbon Mic with Roswellite Ribbon.

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

Carved Spruce top, laminated back and sides. Ebony bridge, tailpiece, pickguard and fretboard with vintage tone with superior midrange and volume. Classic Venetian cutaway, mounted humbucking pickup design.

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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: 16550031

Neck Material: 3-Piece Maple

Fingerboard: Ebony

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Nut Material: Bone

Nut Width: 1-3/4" 

Fretwire: 20-Jescar FW47104-P

Scale Length: 25" 

Body Style: Venetian

Body Dimensions: 16" X 2-9/16"

Body Top: Carved Spruce

Body Back/Sides: Laminated Flamed Maple

F Holes: Yes

F Hole Material: Wood 3-ply 

Cutaway: Yes

Head Cap Veneer Material:  Maple

Truss Rod: Single Acting

Headstock Style: AR

Binding: Body, Neck

Binding Material: Wood , 5-ply Top, 3-Ply Back

Logo Material: Maple

Inlay: Split Block 

Inlay Material: Pearl

Side Dot Color: Black

Hardware Color: Gold

Pickguard: Yes

Pickguard Material: Ebony

Pickguard Binding: 3-Ply

Pickguard Binding Material: Wood

Tailpiece:  Trapeze-style

Tailpiece Material: Gold & Ebony

Bridge:  Ebony, 2-3/32" Spacing

Tuners: Gotoh-Gold & Ebony

Neck Pickup:  Kent Armstrong HPAG-1N

Bridge Pickup: None

Controls: Volume & Tone

Truss Rod Cover: Ebony

Strings: Cleartone .012-.052 Roundwound

Tuning: E A D G B e

Case: Hardshell Case