Eastman AR610CE CS Sunburst Archtop #16651070  From Eastman

17" f-hole archtop with cutway and floating pickup Classic Finish. Mahogany back and sides

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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. The Kent Armstrong floating bucker is rich and rounded and able to nail just about any tone under the sun we would ever need.

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

Carved spruce top, carved mahogany back and sides with Rosewood bridge, tailpiece, pickguard and fretboard. Vintage tone with superior midrange and volume. Classic Venetian cutaway, floating 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

Neck Material: Mahogany
 
Fingerboard: Rosewood
 
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
 
Nut Material: Bone
 
Nut Width: 1-3/4" 
 
Fretwire: 22-Jescar FW47104-P
 
Scale Length: 25" 
 
Body Dimensions: 17" X 3-1/8" 
 
Body Top: Solid Hand Carved Spruce
 
Body Back/Sides: Solid Carved Mahogany
 
Cutaway: Venetian
 
F Holes: Yes
 
F Hole Binding Material: Ivoroid Single Ply
 
Head Cap Veneer Material: Ebony
 
Truss Rod: Single Acting
 
Headstock Style: AR
 
Binding Material: 3-ply Ivoroid/Black
 
Logo Material: Maple
 
Inlay: None
 
Inlay Material: None
 
Side Dot Color: Black
 
Hardware Color: Gold 
 
Pickguard: Yes
 
Pickguard Material: Rosewood
 
Pickguard Binding: Yes
 
Pickguard Binding Material: Multi-ply ivoroid
 
Tailpiece: Trapeze-style
 
Tailpiece Material: Gold & Rosewood
 
Bridge: Rosewood compensated, 2-3/32 Spacing
 
Tuners: Jinho RM1271GVR 3+3
 
Neck Pickup: Kent Armstrong HJGS-1
 
Controls:Volume & Tone, pickguard mounted
 
Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
 
Strings: Cleartone .012-.052 Roundwound
 
Tuning: E A D G B e
 
Case: Hardshell Case
 

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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!

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