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2011 Eastman AR-910

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Serial#: 11390, Dated Oct, 2011

Body size at lower bout: 17" Body Depth: 3 1/4" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut: 1 3/4"

Finish: Amber blonde finish

Materials: Solid bookmatched handcarved fine grain spruce top; handcarved AAA tiger flame handcarved maple back and sides; 3 piece tiger flame maple neck; solid ebony fingerboard; ebony truss rod cover; triple bound f-holes; curly maple body binding; solid bone nut.

Hardware: Solid ebony tailpiece; gold 16X1 tuners with ebony keys; compensated adjustable ebony bridge.

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 guitar is a scarce blonde example of the top of the line 900 series, bound entirely in curly maple and featuring the most highly figured tonewood the firm can offer. This example 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 along the centerseam. (Apart from a small lacquer nick on the back of the peghead, the guitar appears virtually unplayed.) Factory built without a pickguard to impede the vibrant acoustic voice, the guitar is lightweight and resonant, the top is finely carved, with exceptional volume and clarity. The gentle D neck profile is comfortably tailored to the palm, with smooth low action over a fresh high precision setup.

Eastman 900 series guitars are rarely seen on the vintage market, and for a good reason: owners are keepers. 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 handmade jazz guitar. 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 5/64" to 6/64" 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 arched plush lined hardshell case.















































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