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2005 Eastman AR-810CE

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Serial#: 1009, dated 2005

Body size at lower bout: 17" Body Depth: 3 1/4" Scale length: 25.4" Nut: 1 3/4" Neck depth. 1st/10th frets: .86/.89

Materials: Solid hand graduated fine grain spruce top; handcarved AAA tiger flame maple back and sides; 3 piece figured maple neck; solid ebony fingerboard; ebony truss rod cover; 7-ply body binding; 5-ply neck and peghead binding; triple bound f-holes; solid bone nut.

Hardware: Solid ebony tailpiece and finger rest; gold Imperial style 16:1 tuners; compensated adjustable ebony bridge; floating Kent Armstrong handwound Adjustable PAF humbucking pickup with thumbwheel volume control, endpin jack.

Notes: All solid. All carved. Hand built, one at a time, with remarkable high-figure tonewoods. Eastman archtop guitars are individually crafted by violin-trained luthiers, without shortcuts, the old-fashioned way. And they share the appointments of the costliest high-end guitars. Solid ebony finger rest, tailpiece and fingerboard like a Benedetto. An X-braced top and 1 3/4" nut, like a Johnny Smith. Even triple bound f-holes, like the Super 400. All at a price point previously dominated by factory plywood boxes.

This example is a fine example of Eastman's most popular model, featuring finely graduated solid bookmatched carved tonewoods throughout. The instrument is in superb condition, without pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear, and is constructed of extravagant tiger flame maple, bookmatched in a dramatic chevron pattern. Apart from a tiny lacquer check near the strap pin, the guitar appears in virtually unplayed condition.

At a mere 5lb 8oz, the guitar is exceptionally lightweight and resonant, with a finely graduated X-braced soundboard and a warm, rich acoustic voice. The gentle D profile neck profile is comfortably tailored to the palm, with smooth low action over a fresh high precision setup.

With a combination of workmanship, materials and design unheard of in its price range, Eastman has raised the bar for quality, performance and value in a true handcarved jazz box. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel roundwound strings (.013-.056). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Deluxe black plush lined hardshell case.







































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