Eastman SB59-GB Sunburst Electric Guitar #12751833 - Used  From Eastman

A used Eastman SB59 in a very handsome sunburst finish.

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Condition: Used, Excellent

A well-built, iconic guitar that outperforms many of the familiar solid-body builders and punches way above its pricepoint. With a set of Seymour Duncan 59's you'll get a great vintage tone and slinky feel that you've been looking for!

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

Our First Solid Body

Looking for that screaming rock tone that first made you want to pick up a guitar? More interested in the textural playing heard on your favorite rock albums? We’ve got you covered — our solid body electrics are made with premium tone woods and quality electronics that result in a truly special instrument.

About Eastman

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

Model: SB59-GB

Serial: 12751833

Year: 2019

Weight: 8.25 lbs

Color: Sunburst

Neck Material: One Piece Mahogany

Fingerboard: Ebony

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Nut: Bone, 1 11/16"

Fretwire: Jescar FW47104-P

Number of Frets: 22

Scale Length: 24 3/4"

Body Dimensions: 13" x 1 7/8"

Body Top: Solid Carved Maple

Body Back/Sides: One Piece Mahogany

Truss Rod: Single Acting

Binding: Body and Neck

Binding Material: Ivoroid

Logo: Pearl Headstock

Inlay: Pearl Crowns

Backplates: Black Plastic

Finish: Nitrocellulose

Hardware Color: Nickel

Pickguard: NA

Tailpiece: Gotoh GE101A-NI

Bridge: Gotoh GE104B-NI

Tuners: Gotoh SD90

Knobs: Gold Speed Knobs

Strap Peg: Gotoh EP-A1

Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Classic 59

Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Classic 59

Pickup Height: 3/32"

Pickup Frame: Cream Plastic

3 Way Switch: Switchcraft

Switch Tip: Switchcraft Ivory

Capacitors: Sprague Orange Drop

Potentiometers: CTS 500k Audio Taper

Output Jack: Switchcraft

Case: Hardshell

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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!