The guitar in the pictures is the actual guitar in stock.
The AR580CE was inspired by the huge collection of guitars owned by Scott Chinery. Scott had probably the largest and most impressive collection of guitars in the world and this guitar is inspired by the Blue Guitars collection.
In 1995 D'Aquisto created a blue Centura Deluxe and the colour was a specific request from Chinery, a blue laquer only available from one supplier in Amsterdam, New York.
Scott always believed that guitars are a work of art, so created the Blue Guitars collection and invited the greatest guitar builders to interpret the same guitar, an 18 inch archtop in the same blue colour. There was a lot of friendly competition between luthiers and what Scott ended up with was a collection of the greatest archtop guitars ever made.
Eastman skills in hand-carving tops and backs are apparent in the selection of their archtop guitars. The result: some of the most coveted and beloved archtop guitars anywhere. And, that is what inspired Eastman to build the AR580CE-BLU, as a tribute to the Blue Guitars collection.
By sourcing premium tone woods and putting them in the hands of luthiers dedicated to producing guitars via the time-honored process of hand-crafting fine instruments, Eastman has in fact become nothing less than the major force in archtop guitars.
Eastman are proud to offer the broadest range of traditional and contemporary premium archtops available today.
The AR580CE features carved Spruce top, laminated back and sides. Ebony bridge, tailpiece, pickguard and fretboard with vintage tone with superior midrange and volume. Classic Venetian cutaway, mounted humbucking pickup design.
Neck Material: 3 piece maple Fingerboard: Ebony Fingerboard Radius: 12" Nut Material: Bone Nut Width: 1-11/16" Fretwire: 20-Jescar FW47104-P Scale Length: 25" Body Style: Venetian Body Dimensions: 16" X 2-9/16" Body Top: Carved Spruce Body Back/Sides: Laminated Flamed Maple F Holes: Yes F Hole Material: Wood 3 ply Cutaway: Yes Head Cap Veneer Material: Maple Truss Rod: Single Acting Headstock Style: AR Binding: Body, Neck Binding Material: Wood , 5-ply top, 3-ply back Logo Material: Maple Inlay: Split block Inlay Material: Pearl Side Dot Color: Black Hardware Color: Gold Pickguard: Yes Pickguard Material: Ebony Pickguard Binding: 3 ply Pickguard Binding Material: Wood Tailpiece: Trapeze-style Tailpiece Material: Gold & Ebony Bridge: Ebony, 2-3/32" Spacing Tuners: Gotoh-Gold & Ebony Neck Pickup: Kent Armstrong HPAG-1N Bridge Pickup: None Controls: Volume & Tone Truss Rod Cover: Ebony Case: Hardshell Case