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Eastman AR805CE-SB Spruce/Maple Sunburst Archtop #11045302  From Eastman

16" f-hole archtop with Venetian cutaway and floating pickup in sunburst finish! Mild signs of wear (marked in photos) from being played in our showroom, however, these minor blems are purely cosmetic and do not affect the playability or sound whatsoever. 


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What We Think

*Minor blems from being played in our showroom (finish indentation next to pickguard and ding on inside edge of right F-hole, pictured) Full Eastman warranty is still in effect*

This guitar has such a big sound, you might not even need the pickup to be heard. On the other hand, the floating pickup sounds so good, you might never want to play this guitar by itself. What a great problem to have! This deep bodied 16" solid carved spruce archtop is a guitarist's guitar, with excellent tone, impeccable playability, and refined aesthetics. The volume and tone controls are underneath the pickguard, totally seamless! If you're serious about jazz or want to be serious about jazz, then here's a serious guitar for you!


Eastman AR805CE-SB Spruce/Maple Sunburst Archtop #11045302 Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure archtop specialist Michael Buckley tests out the Eastman AR805CE-SB Spruce/Maple Sunburst Archtop #11045302 with a Carr Amplifiers Rambler 28W 1x12 Combo Amp, a Telefunken Elektroakustik M60 FET Cardioid Microphone, and a Shure KSM313/NE Dual-Voice Ribbon Mic with Roswellite Ribbon.

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

Old-World craftsmanship creates a new jazz standard. Carved spruce top, carved maple back and sides with Ebony bridge, tailpiece, pickguard and fretboard. Classic Venetian cutaway, floating pickup design.

Committed to a high standard of quality, Eastman Guitars use of premium tonewoods and fine appointments, alongside the talent and accomplishment of its designers, craftsmen, and company philosophy continues one of the most fascinating musical traditions the world has known.

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.



Serial Number: 11045302

Body Dimensions: 16″ X 3 1/4″

Cutaway: Venetian

Top Wood: Solid Hand Carved Spruce

Back/Sides Wood: Hand Carved Maple

Body Binding: 7-ply Ivoroid/Black

Neck Woods: Maple

Fingerboard: Ebony

Nut Width: 1 3/4″

Scale Length: 25″

Frets: 22 Nickel – Silver

Pickguard: Ebony

Inlays: None

Pickup: Single Floating Kent Armstrong (HJGS6-GD)

Controls: Volume & Tone, Pickguard Mounted

Bridge: Ebony compensated, 2 3/32″ Spacing

Tailpiece: Gold & Ebony Trapeze-style

Tuners: Gotoh w/ Ebony Buttons

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

Available Finishes: Sunburst

Case: Hardshell Included 

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