Eastman AR610 Spruce/Mahogany Archtop #11950049  From Eastman

A stunning 17" archtop in natural finish at a pre-loved price!

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What We Think

If the woody, concentrated tone doesn't sing 'vintage' in your ear, the sheer presence of this thing will shout it.  We live in an amped up world; it's easy to forget that archtops were orginally intended to punch through layers of rip and roar on the bandstand.  Fortunately for all of us, Eastman has elected to create a history lesson that plays like recess.  A slightly wider nut width and Rosewood fingerboard give you immediate access to the power vested in this hand-carved, wide-bouted beauty.  This guitar wants, no, needs to be played!  While this guitar sounds older than its years, every note you play on it comes out fuller and more vibrant than the last.  From the most minimal comping to wide-open soloing, the rich and wizened response you get from this guitar will encourage you, maybe not so gently, to reach further and swing harder--don't be surprised if folks in the room do the same! 

 

-K&K Pure Archtop installed-

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

Carved Spruce top, solid carved mahogany back and sides with Rosewood bridge, tailpiece, pickguard and fretboard. Vintage tone with superior midrange and volume. Classic Non-cutaway.

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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: 11950049

Body Dimensions: 17" X 3-1/8" 

Top Wood: Solid Hand Carved Spruce

Back/Sides Wood: Solid Carved Mahogany

Body Binding: 3-ply Ivoroid/Black

Neck Woods: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Nut Width: 1 3/4″

Scale Length: 25″

Frets: 22-Jescar FW47104-P

Inlays: None

Bridge: Rosewood compensated, 2-3/32 Spacing

Tailpiece: Gold & Rosewood Trapeze-style

Tuners: Jinho RM1271GVR 3+3

Strings: D’Addario EJ21 .012-.052 Roundwound

Available Finishes: Classic Sunburst

Case: Hardshell Included

Pickup: K&K Pure Archtop

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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!