Eastman T486-BD Blonde Semi-Hollow Electric #16950301 - Used  From Eastman

Rocking thinline from Eastman with killer mojo and feel!

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Condition: Used, Excellent

335 style guitars have always been a favorite of mine, and these Eastman T486's are a very respectable homage to those classic guitars. Dual humbuckers can go from jazzy mellow to screaming 60's rock at the drop of a hat. Bigsby also is a killer touch, you can really dial in those psychedelic rock sounds.

Manufacturer's Description from Eastman

Eastman thinline electrics are handcrafted, lacquered instruments–the way thinline guitars should be made. They have a warm, rich tone and feature select pickups from several leading manufacturers. Each Thinline Electric model has unique characteristics made possible by carefully crafted differences in body style, size and tonewoods. 

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: T486-BD

Serial: 16950301

Year: 2020

Body Top: Maple Laminate

Color: Blonde

Body Back/Sides: Maple Laminate

Neck Material: Maple

Fingerboard: Ebony

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Neck Profile: Traditional Even "C"

Nut: Bone, 1 3/4"

Fretwire: 22, Jescar FW47104

Scale Length: 24 3/4"

Body Dimensions: 16" x 1 3/4"

Truss Rod: Single Acting

Bridge: Tune-O-Matic Style

Tailpiece: Gotoh Stop Tailpiece

Binding: Top and Back

Binding Material: Ivoroid

Inlay: Pearl Split Block Parallelogram

Logo: Pearl Headstock

Finish: Nitrocellulose

Hardware Color: Chrome

Tuners: Ping Vintage Style

Knobs: Amber Speed Knobs

Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Jazz Humbucker

Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Classic 59 Humbucker

Pickup Frame: Black Plastic

3 Way Switch: Switchcraft 12120X

Switch Tip: Amber Switchcraft

Capacitors: Sky MC223 .022μF

Potentiometers: 500k Audio Taper

Output Jack: Switchcraft L11

Case: Hardshell

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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!