Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by jzucker, Jun 9, 2011.
I have only one word.....WOW!
Purdy sweet looking.
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.
they look cool! im sure they sound great...
That first one has a bit of a 50s/60s Guild M-65 Freshman flavor. Love it!
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
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!
Someone at Eastman must be a fan of Benedetto. I can't say I blame them.
Shh...Don't tell Wolfgang Muthspiel, Russell Malone, Kurt Rosenwinkel, etc.
I was thinking it looked a lot like an Andy, myself.
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.
Confucius say: 14" hollowbody or nipples on man, what's the point?
Sex! When do these come around here and how much will they cost? Any ideas?
Very cool! Can't deny Eastman's value for the money, and they look ace too.
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.
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....
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".