New Eastman Junior style models at NAMM, the SB55/v and the SB55DC/v.

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  1. thrashmetl

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    OOOOOOHHHHHH! Wow, I have been gassing for Gibson P90 guitars lately. That double cut....yes! I'm a big fan of Eastman, play their acoustics. I'll be checking these out at NAMM for sure.
     
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    Daaaaaamn! I was hoping we would see these someday, but I wasn’t expecting it.
    They are gonna sell a lot of these.
    One to me.
     
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    Have always wanted a double cut LP Jnr type guitar & Eastman’s quality is excellent. Any idea the price on these?
     
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    Double-cut looks very nice!
     
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    They look great, what neck sizes does eastman generally offers?
     
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    Sounds authentic to me.
     
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    Damn it sounds great..I might have to buy one.
     
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    I think he said $1,399, but don’t quote on that, it was loud.

    I asked about that and he said that they really offer only one neck shape, but they’re all hand carved so each varies a bit. I tried out all of the their vintage style models and they all seem to have a middle of the road ‘59 shape.
     
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    Really like the look of the DC. Wish there were more colors though.
     
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    I've seen a bunch of threads where people have been looking for a reasonably priced Junior, I think this will deliver the goods, and you won't have to mod it.
     
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    Thank you. As long as it's not skinny I'm onboard. I'll try one ASAP.
     
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    I'm not typically a fan of Junior's, but man, these things look awesome. I'd still probably buy an SB57 first, but the double cut is seriously tempting for a straight forward rock guitar. Knowing the quality of Eastman, I have no doubt these will be stellar instruments and punch above their price.
     
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    At $1300 I would be hesitant. The USA Gibson Junior is normally marked at $1500 but it's easy to get lower than that which puts them in the same range. No Lollar but the USA Gibson P-90 is nice. Hitting $1k is where they really would have knocked it out of the park.

    Unless someone wants a doublecut version. There is no standard version of that with Gibson.
     
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    I'd guess $1,300-1,400 will be MSRP, but street price will be closer to $1,000-1,100. My T486 was around $1,400-1,500 MSRP, but was actually $1,100 as listed.
     
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    The predicted pricing being put out makes it interesting for us in the UK.

    It would be around £1100 and a regular Gibson Junior is around that mark. They would be relatively closely priced and it would really depend on which one wins when it is in your hands!
     
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    Im going to say it: Eastman is making the best non-custom shop guitars right now. My Eastman acoustic and SB59 goldtop are the most perfect playing instruments i've touched. This is very exciting. I was hoping they'd either release an SG clone or a junior type.

    Amazing
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  20. Stev0Griffin

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    Wow.

    Stunning looking guitars. If they come in around $1K or $1,100... good lord. Dave Ramsey would not be happy with me.
     
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