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Glenn F

NGD: Eastman E10-OM

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Lovely guitar. Received a fair deal (for Europe, anyways). It's with my luthier friend getting set up. I'll have more to say about it when I get it back.

All solid wood;

Adi spruce top, Adi scalloped braces, solid mahogany back and sides, ebony fretboard. Goes from 0-11 in one strum.

 

 

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Eastman's are great sounding guitars.  they really project and have a very sweet tone. Congratulations!

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Thanks! It is a mini-cannon. I had the dread version a few years ago, but it was bigger than my D-28, just enough to make it uncomfortable to play sitting down, so I sold it. This is a perfect size for me, and the bass is quite surprising. Heavier than I thought it would be, though. I wonder how much of the cannon will be left after the action is lowered to my specs.

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Nice!   I was always envious of Eastman's stash of mahogany.   Great looking, great sounding, great playing, great value.   What's not to like?

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From what I've read, I don't know how reliable it is, Eastman sources a lot of their wood from the same supplier as Collings.

Have to wait until Tuesday. Feels like waiting for Christmas.

Hate to admit it, but looking at other Eastmans is making me salivate. This will be my 7th six string acoustic. I think I've got enough.
They do make a nice LP copy, though. 😜

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Glenn, I have been storing an Eastman OM for a friend who is on an extended trip, I don't remember the model but it is one of the best mass produced guitars that I have played in a long time.   He worked at a local music store and brought a few Eastman models to them, unfortunately I don't think they sold all that well.    I was particularly impressed with some of their hollow body jazz guitars.    Looks like you scored!

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When you get a good'un, they're hard to beat. I get mine back tomorrow. Based upon how the setup worked out, there's a high probability that I may trade in my Taylor 320 for an Eastman T-386. Thing is, Freeman, they may be mass produced, but there is a fair bit of variance between units, as they are hand-made by a dedicated team of luthiers. I've played a couple that were bad and worse, the former having bad frets, the latter, bad frets, low neck angle, and a completely dead tone. Good units are definitely in the Martin, Taylor, Gibson class. I am really curious what the new one will be like after a proper setup. One thing I'll say, is that I was a bit surprised at its weight. It is noticeably heavier than my OM-21, 000-M, Walden Supranatura 2070, and my Lakewood M-18.

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