Eastman EU3C Ukulele 11235178  From Eastman

Gorgeous, all-solid mahogany Uke from Eastman!

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What We Think

As a former resident of the big Island of Hawaii, I really came to appreciate the fine instrument that is the Ukulele. It's got a very particular and haunting tone that conjures images of swaying palm trees and lapping waves. It's woody, warm, portable, and complex (in its own way). I love that it's a 6th chord open. Just strumming it brings a smile to your face. 

This one plays like a dream. It's super articulate and easy on the fingers. Everything intonates perfectly. It's got a rich, solid sound. The concert is my favorite size. Not too big, not too small. Everyone needs one in their arsenal, but there are a lot of "toys" out there to be avoided. This is a musical instrument of the highest order. 

robinson@soundpure.com 

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

Fretted instruments were first introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants in the nineteenth century and by the early twentieth century, the island variations of these instruments known as ukuleles began to make their way to the mainland United States. Eastman Guitars will be introducing three ukuleles at the 2013 NAMM Show – The Traditional Series EU3S Soprano Ukulele, EU3C Concert Ukulele and the EU3T Tenor Ukulele. Maintaining their reverence for the iconic instruments of the past, the craftsmen at Eastman have painstakingly studied actual instrument samples of the most coveted models from what is widely perceived as the era when the most desired ukuleles were being manufactured. More than just look-alikes, these instruments capture the tone, playability and island soul of the original classic ukuleles that inspired them. Each ukulele features all solid wood construction with the top, back & sides made from the finest mahogany finished in a high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer. The body is matched with rosewood binding and the fretboard is inlaid with abalone pearl snowflakes. Appointments include a bone nut and classic Grover tuning machines. Nylgut strings and hardshell case included.

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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

  • Body Style: Concert Size Ukulele
  • Top: Figured Mahogany
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Back: Figured Mahogany
  • Sides: Figured Mahogany
  • Finish: High Gloss Nitrocellulose
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Fretboard: Rosewood
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Binding: Rosewood
  • Tuning Machines: Grover
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Nut: Bone
  • Case: Hardshell Case Included

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