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Eastman AR910CE 17" Archtop #170 - Used  From Eastman

A 2006 AR910ce Archtop from Eastman. Broken in, and ready to play.

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What We Think

Amazing flame! You can get lost in there if you aren't careful. Play the guitar for a couple of minutes and you will lose yourself all over again in its warm, comforting wash of pure archtop tone. The neck is incredibly smooth on this one and it makes playing even the toughest passages feel a little easier. Even more comforting still is the knowledge that your tone is going to be full, airy, and complex, and with this guitar you can rest assured it will be. The full 17" body produces an incredibly well-rounded single note sound and lush overtones that make chords sing. 

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.

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: 170

Neck Material: Maple

Fingerboard: Ebony

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Nut Material: Bone

Nut Width: 1-3/4"

Fretwire: 22-Jescar FW47104-P

Scale Length: 25"

Body Style: Venetian

Body Dimensions: 17" X 3-1/8"

Body Top: Solid Hand Carved Spruce

Body Back/Sides: Hand Carved Maple

Cutaway: Yes

F Holes: Yes

F Hole Binding Material: Figured Maple

Head Cap Veneer Material:  Ebony

Truss Rod: Single Acting

Headstock Style: AR

Binding Material: Figured Maple

Logo Material: Maple

Inlay: None

Side Dot Color: Black

Hardware Color: Gold

Pickguard: Yes

Pickguard Material: Ebony

Pickguard Binding:  Yes

Pickguard Binding Material:  Figured Maple

Tailpiece:  Trapeze-style

Tailpiece Material: Gold & Ebony 

Bridge:  Ebony compensated, 2-3/32" Spacing

Tuners: Shaller w/ ebony buttons E-M6Ga

Neck Pickup:  Floating Kent Armstrong HJGS6-GD

Bridge Pickup: None

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!