Eastman Baritone?
Posted by: jdenkevitz - Forum: Eastman Acoustic Guitars - Replies (3)

Has Eastman ever offered a Baritone acoustic model?

Yesterday, 03:12 PM

  Played Santa Cruz Dread yesterday
Posted by: SasquatchLife - Forum: Other Guitar Brands - Replies (4)

All I can say is WOW. I'm not sure which model it was, but it had an Adi top and hog sides. A beautiful tortoise binding. Very simple appointments and small dot inlays. But man this guitar was probably the best I've ever played in my life. Sweet, crisp, projected like none other I've played. LOUD when I dug in, but very sweet when I played it fingerstyle. I was absolutely blown away. My first experience playing a Santa Cruz, and now I understand why they're so highly regarded. Only reason I didn't walk out with it was due to the fact that it was $6K used!!!

02-25-2024, 07:19 AM

  T484 - Absolutely Awesome
Posted by: Wizard57 - Forum: Eastman Electric and Archtop Guitars - No Replies

Long story short, I purchased a T59V two years ago. I loved everything about it except for the size of the body so I eventually sold it. To fill the void, I went out on a limb and purchased a D’Angelico mini dc xt. While it was a great guitar for the price, mine had quite a bit of neck dive and the bridge pickup was hotter than I prefer in a semi-hollow. I knew I wanted to get back to Eastman due to their superior build quality and top shelf components. I recently purchased a T484 and I could not be happier. The guitar is incredibly versatile and sits in a mix so well. The SD Jazz/59 combo is more my speed and more importantly, the neck dive problem is gone. What an incredible bang for the buck! For anybody seeking a 339 or simply wanting the 335 vibe in a smaller package, look no further. I personally love the snap of the maple/ebony combo and it can cover so many bases with a little tweaking of an amp setup. Hope somebody finds this helpful in the event they are in the same boat!


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02-24-2024, 04:39 PM

  New member, Cornwall UK
Posted by: Mike Shipman - Forum: Introductions and EGF Annoucements - Replies (5)

Hi, another newbie. I’m Mike and I have a F814 mandolin from 2005. I previously had an Eastman Octave mandolin and a F615 which I didn’t bond with.
im after a small bodied 12 fret acoustic but it needs a wide fingerboard. I have a Blueridge BR341 which is the right size, plays ok but I not in love with the tone. I’ve had it 10 years and it was my main gigging guitar but it’s time for a change.
cheers Mike
btw my main mandolin is a National. Resophonic RM1, it’s a fantastic instrument!


The back is even nicer!


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02-23-2024, 09:58 AM

  L-OM-QS
Posted by: eastmanschool - Forum: Eastman Acoustic Guitars - Replies (6)

I don't know if the few of these in shops are prototypes or if they've gone into production but, has anyone played a L-OM-QS model? Or even seen one? Failing that, maybe someone's got the skinny on it. Seems to be a cross between the traditional and the AC series...

Intriguing because of its 25.4" scale.

02-22-2024, 10:41 AM

  Nut before saddle?
Posted by: RikJ - Forum: Eastman Acoustic Guitars - Replies (5)

Hi all!

First post as a member! I've had my E6OM for two years now and are about to embark on my first diy setup.
I have no nut files (yet) so I was just planning on addressing the truss rod and saddle. Is there any harm in that? Or should I always look at the overall picture?

Thanks in advance for any help!

02-20-2024, 11:37 PM

  Question: Replacement tuners for T486 Semi-Hollow?
Posted by: thescumalsorises - Forum: Eastman Electric and Archtop Guitars - Replies (1)

Hi all -- I'm looking to upgrade the tuners on my Eastman T486 semi-hollow electric and would appreciate some guidance. Is anyone aware of tuners (particularly locking) that would fit as drop-in replacements -- that is, without needing to drill or expand any of the existing holes and routes?

While the tuners (PingWell RM1239-NV) appear to be Kluson-shaped, I've read elsewhere that Kluson and many Kluson-style replacements aren't a straight fit.

Anyone know of or have any luck with drop-in replacement tuners for these? Appreciate any help you can provide.

02-20-2024, 06:16 PM

  HELP with my 2010 E20D , , ,
Posted by: Jeffafa - Forum: General Chatter - Replies (1)

Need some help from some member/members who have an older E20D that has NOT had their saddle worked on , , , in other words, the saddle is the ORIGINAL height as when you bought it. If someone could give me three (3) measurements of the height of their saddle:  1) at the outside of and next to the 1st string, 2) at the outside of and next to the 6th (bass) string AND a measurement between the 3rd and 4th string,  I would be very grateful.  If you care to know why , , , ????  I recently had some "hack" at a shop lower my saddle (against my wishes) making my guitar half of what it sounded like in volume AND he filed the nut with the strings in it so that the frets buzz and the bone material from the filing is laying over the strings. Weird, huh ?  So , , , any help with the measurements is much appreciated. I've found a new shop I'm going to try out to get a new bone nut and compensated bone saddle. I want to take these measurements with me to the new luthier.

02-20-2024, 05:41 PM

  SB59 / anyone top wrap?
Posted by: Be12C - Forum: Eastman Electric and Archtop Guitars - No Replies

I've been mostly playing acoustic and have sold most of my electrics. I never could get into playing Les Paul's but then again only tried some of the cheaper ones. Just picked up a SB59 varnish and love it. I was wondering if anyone is top wrapping or not. Being more at home with acoustic I worry about bending cords out of tune if the strings get too slinky. The SB59 gives me the warmth I get from my acoustics. I have a E20OO, E20OOSS/V, E20SS, and a couple of Emerald carbon fiber acoustics which I highly recommend. It is just ridiculously difficult to find better guitars for the money than an Eastman...


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02-18-2024, 09:50 AM

  SB59/n Goldburst questions.
Posted by: Northwesteastman - Forum: General Chatter - Replies (2)

Hi all.

I am looking for more details/spec about the model SB59/n model.

I can’t find anything in the Eastman website about that model and internet searches all bring me to the SB59.

Does anyone know about this model and the difference between the SB59/n and the SB59?

Thanks in advance.

02-18-2024, 02:22 AM