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jzucker
06-09-2011, 10:45 AM
http://www.taurus-jp.com/eastman/ar145_ar150.html


http://www.mbuc.de/eastman1.jpg

http://www.mbuc.de/eastman2.jpg


http://www.mbuc.de/eastman3.jpg
http://www.mbuc.de/eastman4.jpg

http://www.mbuc.de/eastman5.jpg
http://www.mbuc.de/eastman6.jpg




http://www.taurus-jp.com/eastman/ar145_ar150/ar150_s.jpg

http://www.taurus-jp.com/eastman/ar145_ar150/ar145_s.jpg

http://www.taurus-jp.com/eastman/ar145_ar150/ar145f.jpg

guitarcats70
06-09-2011, 11:16 AM
I have only one word.....WOW!

candid_x
06-09-2011, 11:24 AM
Purdy sweet looking.

kwaping
06-09-2011, 11:51 AM
I have only one word.....WOW!

:agree:eek::omg:aok


FYI:
220500 Japanese yen = 2752.4574 US dollars

jzucker
06-09-2011, 12:26 PM
:agree:eek::omg:aok


FYI:
220500 Japanese yen = 2752.4574 US dollars

hopefully they'll be available in the US without having to import them twice. Then you'll see a lower price.

esoteric pete
06-09-2011, 01:02 PM
they look cool! im sure they sound great...

Tweedledee
06-09-2011, 01:15 PM
That first one has a bit of a 50s/60s Guild M-65 Freshman flavor. Love it!

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Tweedledee76/57guildm65.jpg

Pascal
06-09-2011, 01:16 PM
I also see some 18" Acoustic models: http://www.taurus-jp.com/eastman/ar805_18.html

And a 15" round soundhole acoustic model:http://www.taurus-jp.com/eastman/ar800_15.html

Sandy Cheeks
06-09-2011, 01:21 PM
Confucius say: 14 inches plenty for porn star, but too small for jazz.

Elias Graves
06-09-2011, 01:34 PM
Confucius say: 14 inches plenty for porn star, but too small for jazz.

They do have a new AR 175 coming out soon.

But these look waaaay cool!

EG

nmiller
06-09-2011, 02:37 PM
Someone at Eastman must be a fan of Benedetto (http://benedettoguitars.com/guitars/professional-series/andy™/). I can't say I blame them.

jzucker
06-09-2011, 02:42 PM
Confucius say: 14 inches plenty for porn star, but too small for jazz.

Shh...Don't tell Wolfgang Muthspiel, Russell Malone, Kurt Rosenwinkel, etc.

Elias Graves
06-09-2011, 02:43 PM
Someone at Eastman must be a fan of Benedetto (http://benedettoguitars.com/guitars/professional-series/andy™/). I can't say I blame them.

I was thinking it looked a lot like an Andy, myself.
http://liveassets.rationalpathinc.netdna-cdn.com/usercontent/gear/1944919/p1_uv0xzu25s_so.jpg

EG

StanG
06-09-2011, 02:53 PM
A little off topic, but Jack, do you have any experience with or comments about the Peerless archtops. appears they have a 175 copy called the gigmaster, and an L-5 type.

I had to sell my 175, and it will probably be awhile before I can afford the real thing.

Sandy Cheeks
06-09-2011, 03:26 PM
Shh...Don't tell Wolfgang Muthspiel, Russell Malone, Kurt Rosenwinkel, etc.

Confucius say: 14" hollowbody or nipples on man, what's the point?

mediocreplayer
06-09-2011, 03:46 PM
Sex! When do these come around here and how much will they cost? Any ideas?

tsar nicholas
06-09-2011, 04:34 PM
Very cool! Can't deny Eastman's value for the money, and they look ace too.

jzucker
06-09-2011, 04:37 PM
Confucius say: 14" hollowbody or nipples on man, what's the point?

dunno, robben ford plays a 13" or 14" hollowbody and last time I checked, about 99.9% of TGP is trying to sound like him. Maybe a little less since they merged with Harmony-Central. ;)

MartinPiana
06-09-2011, 04:40 PM
A little bigger than the Benedetto Andy - longer scale (24 3/4 v 23"), an inch wider (13"), half inch deeper (3 1/2). ...

as for the comment that somebody at Eastman must like Benedettos - it goes beyond that. Eastman, then just a bowed instrument maker, approached Benedetto about a partnership. He turned them down, then started his Savannah operation. Eastman proceeded, with its first models - full body archtop - modelled on Benedettos....

pcovers
06-09-2011, 04:54 PM
I've heard just about every genre of jazz played on just about every size and shape guitar. Only the strict traditionalists would not want to play on a 14".

Jim Soloway
06-09-2011, 06:29 PM
I've heard just about every genre of jazz played on just about every size and shape guitar. Only the strict traditionalists would not want to play on a 14".

I'm not much of a traditionalist but I find 14" a bit small for playing sitting down. (and this Eastman appears to be 13")

memiller
06-09-2011, 11:22 PM
These look AWESOME to me. The 145 with floating pickup WILL be my next guitar. No question. Saving has already started. Absolutely gorgeous.

Anyone complaining about the size is missing the point. This isn't for jazz players that want a smaller guitar. This is for electric players (like myself) that want something more jazzy. I have problems playing full sized jazzboxes, so this is like a freaking dream guitar for me. Me likey... me likey lots...

Jim Soloway
06-09-2011, 11:36 PM
These look AWESOME to me. The 145 with floating pickup WILL be my next guitar. No question. Saving has already started. Absolutely gorgeous.

Anyone complaining about the size is missing the point. This isn't for jazz players that want a smaller guitar. This is for electric players (like myself) that want something more jazzy. I have problems playing full sized jazzboxes, so this is like a freaking dream guitar for me. Me likey... me likey lots...

I guess you're right, I don't get it. I'm curious, what sort of music do you intend to play with this guitar?

Elias Graves
06-10-2011, 12:20 AM
I guess you're right, I don't get it. I'm curious, what sort of music do you intend to play with this guitar?

I'll answer for me...I'm a singer/songwriter who doesn't like piezo equipped acoustics. I grew up listening to Yes and Zeppelin...loving the electric guitar. When I began writing for myself, I found myself writing in the vein of Willie or Johnny Cash...pure Americana. I have no time, patience or desire to play with a band, so it's just me and my electric guitar.
In a small room, I frequently play acoustic, however, the headaches of using a mic on a guitar keep me from focusing on the performance so I prefer to plug in.
A nice fat sounding hollowbody with a low output pickup is a much more pleasant accompaniment than the quack of a piezo to my ears.

EG

Elias Graves
06-10-2011, 12:21 AM
PS...Love your designs, Mr Soloway. Good stuff.

EG

memiller
06-10-2011, 02:27 AM
I guess you're right, I don't get it. I'm curious, what sort of music do you intend to play with this guitar?

I don't play any particular style. Might do some guitar duo shows with a friend of mine and could use something that covers a wider range than my parts superstrat. It also has a small body acoustic thing going on, and with my short arms and small hands it would fit way better than damn near anything else on the market.

And hey... I don't get a 27" scale length standard tuned guitar, but it works. :D

jzucker
06-10-2011, 06:08 AM
I guess you're right, I don't get it. I'm curious, what sort of music do you intend to play with this guitar?

i'm surprised to hear you say this. Didn't you make a small body semi-hollow?

And everyone knows, the musician makes the music. There are 2 kinds of music. Good and bad. There's not a single type of music assigned to a single type of guitar.

Jim Soloway
06-10-2011, 09:32 AM
i'm surprised to hear you say this. Didn't you make a small body semi-hollow?

And everyone knows, the musician makes the music. There are 2 kinds of music. Good and bad. There's not a single type of music assigned to a single type of guitar.

Yes Jack, we made a small semi-hollow body but he's referring to the model with the full thickness, full hollow construction with solid carved woods and a floating pickup. That's something entirely different. I've owned a few of those and while it's true that there's not a single type of music assigned to a single type of guitar, that sort of construction, more than any other, tends to impose certain limitations as result of their basic design.

Typically they produce a sound with a great deal of acoustic content but the trade off is that they are usually very prone to feedback so they function best at very volume levels. I assume that's why they are offering both a model with a floater and a model with an in-top humbucker. My own experience with archtops suggests that the model with the in-top humbucker, while perhaps not as charming in appearance, would be a much more versatile guitar and the thin body with the in-top humbucker would be the most versatile of the three.

jzucker
06-10-2011, 09:56 AM
My own experience with archtops suggests that the model with the in-top humbucker, while perhaps not as charming in appearance, would be a much more versatile guitar and the thin body with the in-top humbucker would be the most versatile of the three.

yes, but the reason people use a floating pickup is that they want a floating pickup kind of sound, not for versatility. If they wanted versatility I agree they'd probably buy a semi-hollow. But for someone who enjoys the comfort of a smaller guitar and the sound of the floating pickup, who's to say that it's not versatile enough for *them* ?

Jim Soloway
06-10-2011, 10:20 AM
yes, but the reason people use a floating pickup is that they want a floating pickup kind of sound, not for versatility. If they wanted versatility I agree they'd probably buy a semi-hollow. But for someone who enjoys the comfort of a smaller guitar and the sound of the floating pickup, who's to say that it's not versatile enough for *them* ?

Agreed. That's why I asked what sort of music he was planning to play with it. It's the sort of guitar that works well for certain types of applications. For instance, I thought Elias' answer made perfect sense and this guitar would probably serve his specified needs very well.

jzucker
06-10-2011, 10:29 AM
Agreed. That's why I asked what sort of music he was planning to play with it.

I would hope the answer would be that someone would use one of those guitars to play good music. ;)

Jim Soloway
06-10-2011, 10:36 AM
I would hope the answer would be that someone would use one of those guitars to play good music. ;)

Jack, it appears that we view musical instruments in a different manner. I view them as tools and I believe that it is easier to make good music when you have the right tool for the job. I could probably figure out a way to cut a board with a hammer if I really had to, but it would certainly do a better job of driving a nail.

jzucker
06-10-2011, 10:40 AM
Jack, it appears that we view musical instruments in a different manner. I view them as tools and I believe that it is easier to make good music when you have the right tool for the job. I could probably figure out a way to cut a board with a hammer if I really had to, but it would certainly do a better job of driving a nail.

i have used the tool analogy too but I prefer to think of a guitar as a brush. What you paint is limited only by your imagination. My idea of a good guitar is one that plays and sounds good. No single instrument can do everything but most good instruments do one or two things really well.

[edit] - Can we get back to the original topic which is the new eastman guitars? ;)

Sandy Cheeks
06-10-2011, 11:07 AM
I was kidding earlier about the body being too small for jazz, but a 13" width does bring it into the Les Paul neighborhood. I'm wondering about the sound of the 3 1/4" deep body. I like the acoustic sound of floating pickups (I have an acoustic L-5 I added a floater to), but fighting feedback is a challenge with a lively top.

seafoamer
06-10-2011, 11:56 AM
I would hope the answer would be that someone would use one of those guitars to play good music. ;)

If a 13" archtop is played in the forest and no one else is around to hear it, is the music good?

Elias Graves
06-10-2011, 12:06 PM
If a 13" archtop is played in the forest and no one else is around to hear it, is the music good?

If I'm playing it, a remote forest is the best place.

EG

crosse79
06-10-2011, 12:11 PM
Wow looks really nice & classy!

memiller
06-10-2011, 12:16 PM
Jack, it appears that we view musical instruments in a different manner. I view them as tools and I believe that it is easier to make good music when you have the right tool for the job. I could probably figure out a way to cut a board with a hammer if I really had to, but it would certainly do a better job of driving a nail.

I completely agree with this post, and I'd go so far as to say that there are songs I've written on one guitar that I never would have written on another. I can play them on anything, but sometimes a certain feel just lends itself to a riff or melody that sparks a creative fire.

That's why this guitar intrigues me so much. Where you might see limitations due to body design, pickup configuration, wood choice, whatever else... I see a completely new playing paradigm waiting to be exploited. I've played and owned all kinds of guitars. LP's, Teles, Strats, Superstrats, V's, all manner of cheapass Harmonys and Kays, hollows and semi-hollows, but never anything like this.

It's rare that I get to play something entirely new to me. The only problems I see with this guitar are that it's currently a Japan exclusive model and that it prices out to over $2700. :eeks Anyone know offhand if Japan has some kind of ridiculous import duties or tariffs on Chinese goods? That's kind of out of line with Eastman's prices for the most part.

garyh
06-10-2011, 12:29 PM
When's the video demo Jack?

Jim Soloway
06-10-2011, 12:32 PM
The only problems I see with this guitar are that it's currently a Japan exclusive model and that it prices out to over $2700. :eeks Anyone know offhand if Japan has some kind of ridiculous import duties or tariffs on Chinese goods? That's kind of out of line with Eastman's prices for the most part.

I would suggest checking with Eastman US. They have a reputation for being very approachable and having good customer service. I'm sure they could get you all the info on pricing and availability.

Sandy Cheeks
06-10-2011, 12:37 PM
I'm not much of a traditionalist but I find 14" a bit small for playing sitting down. (and this Eastman appears to be 13")

Thinking about this -- when I play a Les Paul sitting down, I position it like a classical guitar (but with the strap, too), and it works well for me, even if it looks nerdy.

amc
06-10-2011, 01:29 PM
my 2 cents.

it looks like a great guitar, especially for those of us who are vertically challenged and have a difficult time with any guitar with more than a 15" lower bout.

as an example, for my needs, the size of a collings i35 is infinitely more comfortable than a gibson es335 when i'm playing guitar while sitting down.

the guitar as a "tool", as previously noted by jim soloway, is more affectively used when it fits better ergonomically and is more comfortable to use.

anyhow, these new eastman smaller-bodied jazz boxes look great and will appeal to
les paul players and short people like me.................

tsar nicholas
06-10-2011, 01:44 PM
Thinking about this -- when I play a Les Paul sitting down, I position it like a classical guitar (but with the strap, too), and it works well for me, even if it looks nerdy.

^ Same here-- especially Les Pauls, they just don't balance right otherwise, and the neck is all low if you use "standard" sitting position.

62Tele
06-10-2011, 01:55 PM
One of the best jazz tones I ever heard was a guy playing a tele with flatwounds. A prominent Bluegrass player in our region is using a 000. Lots of ways to get where we want to go, play what fires you up.

73171
06-10-2011, 02:45 PM
These look interesting...reminds me of the old Gibson ES-140 model.

billyguitar
06-10-2011, 03:23 PM
To me it looks similar to a George Benson Ibanez. Are these 24-3/4"? If they were 25-1/2" scale I might be interested.

Elias Graves
06-10-2011, 03:27 PM
I completely agree with this post, and I'd go so far as to say that there are songs I've written on one guitar that I never would have written on another. I can play them on anything, but sometimes a certain feel just lends itself to a riff or melody that sparks a creative fire.

That's why this guitar intrigues me so much. Where you might see limitations due to body design, pickup configuration, wood choice, whatever else... I see a completely new playing paradigm waiting to be exploited. I've played and owned all kinds of guitars. LP's, Teles, Strats, Superstrats, V's, all manner of cheapass Harmonys and Kays, hollows and semi-hollows, but never anything like this.

It's rare that I get to play something entirely new to me. The only problems I see with this guitar are that it's currently a Japan exclusive model and that it prices out to over $2700. :eeks Anyone know offhand if Japan has some kind of ridiculous import duties or tariffs on Chinese goods? That's kind of out of line with Eastman's prices for the most part.

I agree with your assessment here.

Eastman's US sales manager posts at the Jazz Guitar Forum and, of course, the guys there are beating him up about when it's coming here. He said there were initially no plans to bring it here, but since the thread there, here and at HC, he's thinking about it. He posted a pic on the Eastman Facebook page and is requesting anyone seriously interested to provide feedback to give him ammunition to take to his higher ups.
Eastman seems pretty receptive to customer feedback and they act pretty quickly on decisions.

EG

Sandy Cheeks
06-10-2011, 03:35 PM
To me it looks similar to a George Benson Ibanez. Are these 24-3/4"? If they were 25-1/2" scale I might be interested.

They are 24 2/4 even though Eastmans tend to be 25" even. It's hard to find less expensive archtops with the longer scale length, eh?

Hammertone
06-10-2011, 04:30 PM
These look interesting...reminds me of the old Gibson ES-140 model.

Yes, a straight-up take on the ES-140T and ES-140 with a proper neck, but carved instead of laminated - very good idea. I remember thinking, when I sold my ES-140T years ago, "What a cool guitar this would be if it had a real neck on it instead of this POS skinny, short-scale nonsense." Gibson never did go there.

Robert1950
06-10-2011, 04:50 PM
I'd really like to try these out.

adamg
06-10-2011, 05:50 PM
There are 2 kinds of music. Good and bad. There's not a single type of music assigned to a single type of guitar.

I thought the 2 kinds of music was Country and Western....

robertkoa
06-10-2011, 09:24 PM
Looks kind of like a chin rest ( or whatever it's called on a violin ) tailpiece- wouldn't a stop tailpiece be more practical ?

Or does it have more acoustic properties with the trapeze thing ?

Other than that it looks kind of cool IMO.

magicaxeman
06-10-2011, 10:36 PM
I like the look of that AR150, the only downside being the gold hardware for me, but thats easy to rectify.

jzucker
06-12-2011, 08:47 AM
some additional pictures.

http://www.mbuc.de/eastman1.jpg
http://www.mbuc.de/eastman2.jpg

http://www.mbuc.de/eastman3.jpg

http://www.mbuc.de/eastman4.jpg

http://www.mbuc.de/eastman5.jpg

http://www.mbuc.de/eastman6.jpg

hank
06-12-2011, 09:21 AM
Stunning. Eastman has it together. I've owned a few of their jazz boxes and a couple of mandos. I do wonder if Gibson will intrude on that nice headstock.

Jack, please demo if you get the opportunity.

jzucker
06-12-2011, 09:42 AM
Stunning. Eastman has it together. I've owned a few of their jazz boxes and a couple of mandos. I do wonder if Gibson will intrude on that nice headstock.

Jack, please demo if you get the opportunity.

I wish I had the opportunity to play one. I emailed them and told them they ought to make a 14" or 15" version with a chambered center block. I guess they are trying to bring 1 or 2 new models a year to the US and this year they want to bring a laminated 16" archtop out. I don't have the type of relationship with them that would allow me to borrow one unfortunately.

hank
06-12-2011, 10:14 AM
I wish I had the opportunity to play one. I emailed them and told them they ought to make a 14" or 15" version with a chambered center block. I guess they are trying to bring 1 or 2 new models a year to the US and this year they want to bring a laminated 16" archtop out. I don't have the type of relationship with them that would allow me to borrow one unfortunately.

I used to know the head marketing guy pretty well at Eastman/USA. He's moved on to another importer unfortunately.

Good luck in trying one out. This model has my interest.

Metal Tiger
06-12-2011, 11:00 AM
They look really nice!
Thanx for sharing!

jzucker
06-12-2011, 11:02 AM
I thought the 2 kinds of music was Country and Western....

There are only two kinds of music

Good and bad, that is. That statement has been variously attributed to Richard Strauss, Duke Ellington, and probably numerous other musical figures, but it doesn't matter who said it first -- the important thing is that it's true.

chucke99
06-12-2011, 12:59 PM
220,500 yen = $2,750 USD. Nice guitars.

Slowlicks
06-12-2011, 01:58 PM
They should stick to violins.... Every Eastman I've heard is voiced like one.
Sad, the quality of them looks great... I'm not into jazz either.

Slowlicks
06-12-2011, 02:07 PM
silly comment. if you're not into jazz then you probably don't know what to listen for

I posted my opinion and what I don't like. No need for insults..
Conversation works for me. Let me know if you want to discuss :)

jzucker
06-12-2011, 05:13 PM
I posted my opinion and what I don't like. No need for insults..
Conversation works for me. Let me know if you want to discuss :)

OK conversation. The Eastmans sound *nothing* like a violin. They are great guitars. The Strat sounds like a xylophone to me but I don't play blues. ;)

Sandy Cheeks
06-13-2011, 10:45 AM
220,500 yen = $2,750 USD. Nice guitars.

They'd be nicer if they were priced lower!

Bluedawg
06-13-2011, 11:35 AM
They'd be nicer if they were priced lower!


The Eatsmans keep getting better ... and the prices keep going up with the quality.

:dunno

jzucker
06-13-2011, 12:09 PM
They'd be nicer if they were priced lower!

that's 'cuz you're double-importing buy buying from japan. They'll be a lot less if they're available in the USA which currently they are *NOT*.

mediocreplayer
06-13-2011, 12:24 PM
Man, I didn't know that the troll who started the Gaga thread and ran away on the soundhound lounge is the OP of this (very) cool thread. Everyone has something to offer.

jzucker
06-13-2011, 12:29 PM
Man, I didn't know that the troll who started the Gaga thread and ran away on the soundhound lounge is the OP of this (very) cool thread. Everyone has something to offer.

Ask the people who buy my sheets of sound books if I'm a troll. Gotta love harmony-central...err...the gear page

billyguitar
06-14-2011, 08:12 AM
They are 24 2/4 even though Eastmans tend to be 25" even. It's hard to find less expensive archtops with the longer scale length, eh?

It sure is! I'd like to see a 335 type with a 25-1/2" scale. The only ones I know of are the Hofner Verithin and the old Epi Al Caiola. I might buy a Hofner but dealers for anything out of the ordinary are all gone from KC. Thank you, Guitar Center. :-(

billyguitar
06-14-2011, 02:06 PM
Actually I did buy a small hollowbody guitar with a 25-1/2" scale, a Johnny A. It's a really good guitar!!!!

Strung Up
06-14-2011, 10:42 PM
Thanks for starting this thread; wouldn't have known about them otherwise.

Discussing predecessors, don't forget Andersen ("sen", not "son").

GSS1
12-13-2011, 06:18 PM
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/roberto139/100_0951.jpghttp://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/roberto139/100_0927-1.jpg This is by far the best Eastman Ive owned. A wonderfull guitar in its own right. Bob

gillman royce
12-14-2011, 04:14 PM
:agree:eek::omg:aok


FYI:
220500 Japanese yen = 2752.4574 US dollars

You can buy a '60s Kalamazoo Epi Sorrento for half that price.

musicofanatic5
12-14-2011, 06:03 PM
You can buy a '60s Kalamazoo Epi Sorrento for half that price.
Sorrento (and the nearly identical ES-125TC) is wider and thinner than the Easrman.

"Discussing predecessors, don't forget Andersen ("sen", not "son")."

Steven Andersen's "Little Archie" is 14" wide I believe. Originally designed as a travel guitar for Bill Frissell. Cool little guitar.

choucas09
12-14-2011, 07:05 PM
"They should stick to violins.... Every Eastman I've heard is voiced like one.
Sad, the quality of them looks great... I'm not into jazz either."


Erm, I've got two Eastman guitars and one of their mandolins. Funnily enough the guitars sound like guitars and the mando sounds suspiciously like a mandolin. Whatever you're taking mate I suggest you check the dose.

Carl_Tone
12-14-2011, 08:10 PM
If you wanna hear some rich eastman tone search * steve herberman quartal * on YT.

I don't understand why they have to be dedicated to 25.5 sccale though.

branbolio
01-01-2012, 03:06 PM
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/roberto139/100_0951.jpghttp://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/roberto139/100_0927-1.jpg This is by far the best Eastman Ive owned. A wonderfull guitar in its own right. Bob

Very nice! What did it cost you? Any comparison to past models?

robertkoa
01-03-2012, 10:41 PM
I was thinking it looked a lot like an Andy, myself.
http://liveassets.rationalpathinc.netdna-cdn.com/usercontent/gear/1944919/p1_uv0xzu25s_so.jpg

EG

WOW !

Personally for those special times when a half step off on a solo just isn't close enough- I prefer fret inlays.

But this is one gorgeous Guitar . Never saw one of these. Like a Guitar version of a Stradivarius.

And the Eastman looks pretty close.

robertkoa
01-03-2012, 10:44 PM
OK conversation. The Eastmans sound *nothing* like a violin. They are great guitars. The Strat sounds like a xylophone to me but I don't play blues. ;)

Ha! This may be the reason I get Gary Burton mixed up with Hendrix........

There may be a few on here who don't know your credentials, Jack.....

michael.e
01-03-2012, 10:55 PM
I would love to take that top one, throw a bridge humbucker in there and install a Bigsby. I would probably do something with that bridge too. That guitar is off to a good start!

Pascal
01-04-2012, 12:56 AM
If you wanna hear some rich eastman tone search * steve herberman quartal * on YT.

I don't understand why they have to be dedicated to 25.5 sccale though.

As was mentioned earlier in this thread, all the guitars in the OP have a 24 3/4 scale. Most other Eastman archtops have a 25" scale (the exceptions being their recent laminated models also with a 24 3/4 scale).
I am not aware of a single Eastman model with a 25.5" scale.

Apologies if I misunderstood you.

Carl_Tone
01-05-2012, 08:41 PM
As was mentioned earlier in this thread, all the guitars in the OP have a 24 3/4 scale. Most other Eastman archtops have a 25" scale (the exceptions being their recent laminated models also with a 24 3/4 scale).
I am not aware of a single Eastman model with a 25.5" scale.

Apologies if I misunderstood you.


As Carson would say...I did not know that! ...

Is their a site that clearly defines the models and the scale lengths?

GSS1
02-04-2012, 09:50 AM
Very nice! What did it cost you? Any comparison to past models?
$1700 cash money:) The lacquer is a lot better than the stuff on my ElRey and the others Ive had. Plays and sounds great. Bob

drewdraw
02-06-2012, 12:04 PM
I just got a 60's Guild M65, full scale. What a unique voice this small box has. Even the piano player said, "That has a really nice acoustic tone." Then you plug it in... YES! Very notey/throaty/midrangey. Very, very cool and a nice compliment to my ever expanding collection of 60's Guilds ;)