Eastman AR805 Spruce/Maple Archtop Guitar #5675  From Eastman

16" Archtop with F-holes and Classic Finish  

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What We Think

This AR805 is everything I'd ever want in an intimate, yet humbly powerful jazzbox, The solid maple back and sides give a strong fundamental tone and the non-cut ensures enough powerful projection to make sure I'm heard. The attention to detail is unbelievable and the sound is rounded and bold with an endearing shimmer on the top-end. 

AR805CE & AR610CE: 16” vs. 17” - Eastman Archtop Comparison

The AR805CE from Eastman is a huge sounding 16” archtop guitar. This deep bodied 16" solid carved spruce archtop is a guitarist's guitar, with excellent tone, impeccable playability and refined aesthetics. The AR610CE is a 17" f-hole archtop with cutway with mahogany back and sides. The classic finish is gorgeous and commanding, and this jazzbox has a rosewood board and pickguard, which adds an elegant, earthy vibe to the overall aesthetic. The added surface area of a 17" archtop increases projection and bass response, but the 16" inch is more comfortable and feedback resistance. These guitars are available for SoundPure’s Try-Before-You-Buy program, so if you want to hear how these guitars sound in your studio with your gear, shoot us an email at Archtops@SoundPure.com or call us anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

 

Premium tonewoods and meticulous craftsmanship form a harmonious relationship that has made Eastman's name in the archtop guitar market. The choice of woods and the time honored processes followed to craft these guitars create an organically acoustic tone that is unrivaled. Chords are full and complex while single notes are crisp and well defined. The gold and ebony fittings provide form and function and the traditional finish is as beautiful as it is functional. 

The Uptown series of guitars put Eastman on the archtop map. Gotoh tuners with ebony buttons are standard on Uptown guitars. Each guitar is handcrafted of solid spruce and flamed maple. 

 

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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

BODY STYLE

F Hole Archtop

BODY DIMENSIONS

16" X 3 1/4"

CUTAWAY

No

TOP WOOD

Solid Hand Carved Spruce

BRACING

Solid Spruce X Pattern

BACK/SIDES WOOD

Solid Hand-Carved Maple

BODY BINDING

7-ply ivoroid/black

HEADSTOCK VENEER

Ebony

NECK WOODS

Maple

CONSTRUCTIOn

Dovetail Neckjoint

SCALE LENGTH

25"

NUT WIDTH

1 3/4"

FINGERBOARD

Ebony

FRETS

22 Nickel - Silver

PICKGUARD

Ivoroid-bound Ebony

INLAYS

No

BRIDGES/SADDLE

Ebony compensated

TAILPIECE

Gold & Ebony

TUNERS

Gold Gotoh w/ ebony buttons

STRINGS

D'Addario EJ16

AVAILABLE FINISHES

Classic, Sunburst, Blonde (20% upcharge)

CASES

Hardshell Included

 

 

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