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  • Anyone here got an Eastman acoustic?

    Hadn't heard of the brand and tried one at the store yesterday and I was blown away. It was a high-mid range one, it's was like 800 bucks. Played and sounded so much better than anything else in that range, including the big brands.
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    I think of Eastman as a big brand. At least as far as bench-made guitars go. I've got an archtop guitar and an F-style mandolin. The mando is kinda rough looking, but the guitar is sweet beyond belief. Both came with fairly decent action.

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    • #3
      My friend has a high end Eastman OOO in Rosewood that's as good as it gets sound wise.

      A real D28 slayer. An awesome sounding guitar.

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      • #4
        yeah, can only talk about the 'E' series, played them back in '10 when trying Eastman archtops, I said to the assistant - "If I lost my guitars tomorrow I'd replace them with an E-OM20, if ya cant 'cut it' on these - ya cant cut it"

        excellent guitars - materials, feel, sound and price.

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          Quote Originally Posted by jamesp
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          I think of Eastman as a big brand. At least as far as bench-made guitars go. I've got an archtop guitar and an F-style mandolin. The mando is kinda rough looking, but the guitar is sweet beyond belief. Both came with fairly decent action.




          Did you get one of the Grisman models? I'm lusting after either a 514 or a 614...not sure which until I find one to test drive.







          Wonder if I can order one w/ a natural top?
          God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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          • #6
            I've got a sunburst MD 615. It's No. 137, made in '05. I think they've gotten better since then, but then again, I've seen some um... rugged looking workmanship from them pretty much every year. As I've said before, that kind of inconsistency isn't unexpected out of a high-output bench shop. And you see the same thing in the early 20th century Gibsons they're trying to copy.



            It seems like I've seen a clear top from Eastman... Wish mine were the classic. I love that finish.

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            • #7
              I first heard of Eastman in the Bluegrass world because of their mandolins. They quickly became known as the best affordable mandolin made.

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              • #8
                I always enjoy playing Eastmans in the shop but haven't been so blown away by one yet that I had to have it. Great guitars, solidly built and beautiful, but not for me.

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