Eastman E8OM Sitka/Rosewood Acoustic Guitar #12956758  From Eastman

A beautiful and versatile OM from Eastman!

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What We Think

We couldn't be happier with the E8OM!  After playing dozens of the traditional series OMs with Adirondack tops, it is a joy to hear this design outfitted with a Sitka top. The warmth and balance of the Sitka is paired wonderfully with the expressive character of the Rosewood back and sides. This combination provides this guitar with tone that is familiar and inviting, but never dull. The guitar responds very well to changes in dynamics but still manages to take quite a lot of volume before breaking up. 

 

Perfect for fingerstyle, strumming, or flatpicking, the OM body shape is one of the most versatile acoustic designs you can find.

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

OM

The Orchestra name was given to this model in 1929 in an attempt to entice guitarists in dance orchestras to pick one up and take it to a gig. In more recent years, it has become a go-to instrument for finger pickers, due to its sensitive dynamic profile and subtle tonal properties. It provides a more carefully sculpted sound than a big bodied acoustic.

About Eastman Guitars

When it comes to building a guitar, there is a big difference between assembly and artistry. If history has taught us anything, it is that there is no substitute for skilled craftsmanship. At Eastman, each instrument is given the attention to detail required to ensure that it reaches its maximum potential. Features such as hand-scalloped bracing and precision tap tuning are just two examples of the way we differentiate ourselves. Considering the outward beauty of an Eastman Guitar, it’s often easy to overlook the skill and artistry applied to the inside of such a fine instrument.

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: 12956758

Neck Material: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Ebony

Nut Width: 1-3/4" 

Fretwire: 20 Jescar-FW43080

Scale Length: 24.9"

Body Dimensions: 15" X 4-1/4"

Bracings: Hand-carved Scalloped X

Body Top: Solid Sitka Spruce

Body Back/Sides: Solid Rosewood

Bridge/Saddle: Rosewood/Bone, 2-5/32" Spacing

Rosette: Classic

Cutaway: None

Slope Shoulder: None

Head Cap Veneer Material:  Rosewood

Truss Rod: Dual Acting

Headstock Style: Traditional

Binding Material: Herringbone

Logo Material: Pearl

Inlay: Snowflake

Inlay Material: Abalone

Side Dot Color: White

Hardware Color: Chrome

Pickguard Material: Tortoise Shell (included in case)

Tuners: Open-Gear Ping V93N 3+3

Electronics: OEM Install Options: LR Baggs Anthem SL or the LR Baggs Anthem

Strings: Cleartone Phosphor Bronze .012-.053

Tuning: E A D G B e

Case: Hardshell Case

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