Eastman AR605CED Spruce/Mahogany Archtop Guitar #16850392  From Eastman

16" f-hole archtop with cutway and two Seymour Duncan Jazz humbuckers.

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What We Think

The Spruce top with Hog back and sides is one of my favorite wood combinations on an Arch, and Eastman executed this design brilliantly. The Mahogany back and sides have a warm balance across the spectrum that is just brought to life by the responsive nature of the Spruce. The cutaway brings a little natural compression that works wonderfully with the balanced sound.

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

Eastman Jazz Boxes

Fans of traditional or modern jazz will feel right at home with our handcrafted take on archtop guitars. We’ve brought classic designs to life and into the hands of legendary players like John Pisano and Frank Vignola. Eastman offers three different construction options with three different sounds and functionalities.

 

Solid Resonance

More wood, more sound. Our solid wood archtops create a deep resonance and inviting warmth that makes them irresistible to jazzers of all backgrounds and styles.


About Eastman Guitars

When it comes to building a guitar, there is a big difference between assembly and artistry. If history has taught us anything, it is that there is no substitute for skilled craftsmanship. At Eastman, each instrument is given the attention to detail required to ensure that it reaches its maximum potential. Features such as hand-scalloped bracing and precision tap tuning are just two examples of the way we differentiate ourselves. Considering the outward beauty of an Eastman Guitar, it’s often easy to overlook the skill and artistry applied to the inside of such a fine instrument.

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

Serial Number: 16850392

Neck Material: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Neck Profile: Traditional Even C

Nut: Bone 1 3/4"

1st Fret String Height: .022"

12th Fret String Height: Bass .078" & Treble .062"

Fretwire: 22 Medium Jumbo Jescar 47104

Scale Length: 25"

Body Style: Venetian

Body Dimensions:16" X 3-1/4"

Body Top: Solid Spruce

Body Back/Sides: Solid Mahogany

Truss Rod: Single Acting

Binding: Top, Back Fingerboard, Headstock

Binding Material: Ivoroid(top)/Black 3 ply.

Logo: Pearl Headstock

Finish: Nitrocellulose

Hardware Color: Gold

Pickguard: Rosewood w/ Ivoroid Binding

Tailpiece: Rosewood on Brass

Bridge: Adjustable Rosewood Bridge

Tuners: Pingwell RM-1271 

Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Jazz

Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Jazz

Pickup Height: 3/32"

Capacitors: 0.047" Ohms

Potentiometers: 500k Linear Thumbwheel

Output Jack: Switchcraft 

Strings: D’Addario NYXL .012 - .052

Case: Hardshell Case

Related Videos

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!