Eastman AR580CE-HB Honey Burst Archtop Guitar #13850287  From Eastman

A versatile jazz-box from Eastman guitars.

Eastman Guitars

$1,519.00

Retail:  $1,899.00

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What We Think

Unplugged, nail a chord and the thing just rings for days. The maple back and sides add balanced mid range, while offering that pleasant and rich maple trademark brightness. Plugged in, the Kent Armstrong offers a wide-range of sounds with a single tone control: rolled back you’ll get a delightfully mellow straight jazz tone, cranked you’d swear you were playing a vintage ES-335. The nut width is comfy, small enough to nail those tough chords, but big enough to ensure your fingers don’t get twisted along the way.

Eastman AR580CE HB Honey Burst Archtop Guitar #13850287 Quick 'n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure guitar specialist Eddie Berman tests out an Eastman AR580CE-HB Honey Burst Archtop Guitar through a Carr Amplifiers Sportsman 19W 1x12 Combo Amp.

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.

 

Specifications

Model: AR580CE-HB

Serial: 13850287

Year: 2019

Weight: 5.5 lbs

Color: Honey Burst

Neck Material: 3-Piece Maple

Fingerboard: Ebony

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Neck Profile: Traditional Even "C"

Nut: Bone, 1 11/16"

Fretwire: 22, Medium Jumbo Jescar 47104

Scale Length: 25"

Body Dimensions: 16" x 2 9/16"

Body Top: Solid Spruce

Body Back/Sides: Laminated Flamed Maple

Truss Rod: Single Acting

Binding: Top - 5 ply, Back - 3 ply, Neck - 1 ply, F-Holes - 1 ply

Binding Material: Maple

Logo: Pearl Headstock

Inlay: Pearl Split Block

Finish: Nitrocellulose

Hardware Color: Gold

Tailpiece: Ebony on Brass

Bridge: Adjustable Ebony

Tuners: Gotoh SG360-EN01GG (Gold w/Ebony Buttons)

Knobs: Black Speed Knobs

Neck Pickup: Kent Armstrong HPAG-1

Bridge Pickup: NA

Pickup Frame: Black Plastic

3 Way Switch: NA

Switch Tip: NA

Capacitors: 0.047μF

Potentiometers: 500k Linear Taper

Output Jack: Switchcraft

Strings: D'addario NYXL .012 - .052

Case: Hardshell