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  posted on 6/8/2008 at 10:45 AM
I had to go to Milwaukee on Friday so I stopped at J. Hale Music to look around. The owner Jeff always has a nice slection of jazz guitars on hand.

I have always thought the workmanship of Eastman guitars appeared to be very good, but have always been suspect of them in regard to the wood selection, pup's, etc. But, I played a 335 style Eastman in Jeff's store that will blow you away! Jeff has an arrangement with Eastman where they build to his specs and ship to him for finishing, set up, etc. The one I played had Duncan PAF's with a coil tap and was absolutely killer in humbucker and single coil modes. Set up & playability was top notch, and it was all flamey maple (according to Jeff's specs) vs the standard mahogany back & sides of most Eastmans of this model. The guitar weighs about half what my 335 weighs. Top it off with Jeff's custom Tea Burst finish and you have one gorgeous and and incredible sounding guitar. And, the price was something like $1,300. I left in awe & wishing I had the cash to drop for it.

This is not an advertisement. I don't know Jeff other than having met him that day. I check his website frequently: http://www.jhalemusic.com/

If you're at all interested in an Eastman I'd strongly recommend working through Jeff.

 
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  posted on 6/8/2008 at 03:00 PM
Eastman guitars had a booth set up at Delfest over memorial day weekend.

didn't get a chance to play any but the guitars and the tops were absolutely stunning.

 

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  posted on 6/9/2008 at 11:47 AM
Made here in Maryland, I have had a chance to play both used & new ones at various shops around Baltimore. I like them too. Very nice to play & the workmanship is excellent. They have a line of acoustics & mandolins as well, neither of which I have had the chance to play. But I would expect the same quality from them.

 

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  posted on 7/1/2008 at 02:56 AM
I'll have to check them out.

 

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  posted on 7/10/2008 at 11:05 AM
Eastman guitars are made in China. Very nice.

http://www.eastmanguitars.com/workshop/tour.html

 

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