Eastman Cabaret-JB Nylon String Archtop #M2006923  From Eastman

An incredibly versatile nylon/archtop jazz guitar from Eastman.

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Condition: Used, Mint

Eastman has taken John Buscarino's acclaimed Cabaret, unique for its ability to dive deep into the two massive worlds of nylon and archtop guitar playing, and, under his careful guidance, achieved an airtight production model that meets Buscarino's own exacting standards.  The look and feel of every instrument are as sophisticated as they are effortless; the voice manages to comprehend both the precision and power of an acoustic archtop with all the nuance and color of a high end nylon.  Players will feel just as comfortable shedding into the wee hours (the sound port really will change your perspective on solo play) as they will performing amplified thanks to the top notch L.R. Baggs LB6 that comes standard in every model.   

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

A must have for the fingerstyle and jazz players, the Cabaret is a seamless blend of traditional nylon and acoustic archtop that honors the deepest roots of craftsmanship.

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

Model: Cabaret-JB

Serial: M2006928

Year: 2020

Top: Solid Spruce

Back & Sides: Figured Maple

Neck Material: Cedar

Fingerboard: Ebony

Fingerboard Radius: 30"

Neck Profile: Narrow Classical

Nut Material: Bone

Nut Width: 1 15/16"

# of Frets: 20

Fretwire: Jescar-FW43080-P

Scale Length: 634 mm

Body Dimensions: 14 1/8" x 3 3/4"

Bridge Material: Ebony with Rope Loop Inlay

Saddle Material: Bone

Rosette: Looping Rope

Truss Rod: Dual Acting

Binding: Top/Back

Binding Material: Figured Mahogany

Logo: Pearl

Inlay: None

Body Finish: Nitrocellulose

Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose

Hardware Color: Satin Gold

Pickguard: None

Tuners: Schaller Grandtune Satin Gold w/Snakewood Buttons

Electronics: LR Baggs LB6

Case: Hardshell

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