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Eastman El Rey ER1-CS Signature Archtop #1410  From Eastman

Unique small body archtop! Hand-crafted of solid woods!  Great for Jazz and Blues.

Eastman Guitars

$1,639.00

Retail:  $2,050.00

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What We Think

The ER1 is a great alternative to the Eastman semi-hollow design.  Designed by Otto D'Ambrosio, this smaller bodied, lightwight guitar has incredible tone.  The elimination of F-holes helps prevent feedback at higher volume levels when plugged in and the Kent Armstrong humbucker provides dark and creamy jazz tone. We especially like the "bar-style" fret markers.  It's time to set yourself apart and travel light!

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

El Rey Series guitars, designed for Eastman by Otto D’Ambrosio, are contemporary designs providing a wide variety of tone. Fitting many musical applications, they have a full and rich sound, while providing superior feedback rejection. The El Rey Series guitars feature hand carved hollow bodies and a variety of configurations. Experience the next step in the evolution of the electric archtop! 

 

  • Classic jazz archtop tone in a lightweight, resonant 14″ body
  • Carved spruce top, mahogany sides and carved mahogany back
  • Patented “neck block cutaway” construction for upper-register access without sacrificing tone

 

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: 1410

Neck Material: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Ebony

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Neck Profile: Traditional Even C

Nut: Bone 1 3/4"

1st Fret String Height: .022"

12th Fret String Height: Bass .078" & Treble .062"

Fretwire: 22 Jescar FW47104

Scale Length: 25"

Body Style: Otto D'Ambrosio Signature Design

Body Dimensions: 14" x 2"

Body Top: Solid Spruce

Body Back/Sides: Solid Mahogany

Truss Rod: Single Acting

Binding: Top and Back

Binding Material: Maple

Logo: Maple Headstock

Inlay: Pearl Thumbnails

Finish: Nitrocellulose

Hardware Color: Gold

Tailpiece: Ebony ER Style

Bridge: Ebony

String Spacing: 2 3/32"

Tuners: Gotoh SG301-20GG

Knobs: Amber Speed Knobs

Neck Pickup: Kent Armstrong HPAG-1G

Pickup Height: 3/32"

Pickup Frame: Black Plastic

Capacitors: 0.047" Ohms

Potentiometers: 500K AudioTaper

Output Jack: Switchcraft

Strings: D’Addario NYXL .012 - .052

Case: Hardshell Case

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Intro to Eastman Archtop Philosophy

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!