Eastman E8OM Acoustic Guitar With Hardshell Case
Describing this guitar is really an exercise in control, because I don't want to get off into the land of unbridled superlatives. That would be easy to do with this, but I'm going to try to not go there.
Start with a solid Sitka spruce top for resonance, and add to it solid rosewood back and sides for tone. Yes, solid rosewood for the back and sides. Make the fretboard out of ebony, and while you're at it, add an ebony bridge. Make the nut and saddle out of bone for sustain. Finish the whole thing off with a nitrocellulose finish, add some cool appointments such as abalone snowflake inlays, and you'll have the E8OM from Eastman.
Eastman guitars may be the pinnacle of guitar making in this century. That's not Eastman talking, that's us at Backstage Music talking. Eastman guitars arrive at our shop ready to play. In just about every instance, no setup or tweaking is needed, we just give them a light polish, tune them, and hang them up. They sound great, and they feel like what we've been looking for in an acoustic guitar. Light, comfortable to hold, and natural.
In case you can't tell, we think it's pretty darn cool.
Here are the details as provided by Eastman:
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Neck Profile: Traditional Even "C"
- Nut: Bone 1 3/4"
- Fretwire: 20 Jescar-FW43080
- Scale Length: 24.9"
- Body Dimensions: 15" X 4-1/4"
- Bracings: Hand-Carved Scalloped X
- Body Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Body Back/Sides: Solid Rosewood
- Bridge/Saddle: Ebony/Bone, 2-5/32" Spacing
- Rosette: Classic
- Truss Rod: Dual Acting
- Binding: Top/Back
- Binding Material: Herringbone
- Logo: Pearl Headstock
- Inlay: Abalone Snowflakes
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
- Neck Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose
- Hardware Color: Nickel
- Pickguard: Tortoise Shell
- Tuners: Open-Gear Ping V93N 3+3
- Electronics Options: LR Baggs Anthem, Anthem SL, or Element
- Strings: D'Addario .012 -.053 EXP16
- Action Height: 12th fret 3/32" on the bass side and 2/32" on the treble side
- Case: Hardshell Case
- Truss Rod Wrench: 4mm