Eastman

Eastman AR580CE-BLU Electric Guitar

£1,499.00

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Description

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.

Technical Specification

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

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