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NGD - Eastman T386

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by groovezilla79, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. groovezilla79

    groovezilla79 TDPRI Member

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    Been wanting a 335 for a while, but the Gibsons are way out of my price range. Picked this one up and it’s awesome. The neck is a little thin, but the width balances it out well.

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  2. tah1962

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    Beautiful guitar! Congratulations.
     
  3. dreamingtele

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    beautiful! Ive held these guitars and I do agree that they feel and sound great! really good quality for the price! They dont feel cheap like Epiphones.. They are superbly built and the pickups are not the usual run of the mill! The ones I tried had Lollars!

    This is just me..... please dont let this get to all of you!...
    However, the shape turns me off as I'm really fond of the Mickey Mouse ears on Gibson 335/330's.. and thats also one reason I dont want to buy Heritage (also the ugly headstock) or Yamaha SA's... no matter how great the guitar is, if I dont like the shape, I really wont buy it! I know, very shallow, but I'm a very visual person and I like to look at my guitars as much I like to play them! just a preference I guess.. kind like I dont want to wear square toe dress shoes! LOL
     
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  4. Rich_S

    Rich_S Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Ooooooh, shiny.
     
  5. Deeve

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    Plus one - nice color, too
    ;)
     
  6. richiek65

    richiek65 Friend of Leo's

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    I came very close to buying one of these.. Still may grab one one day!
     
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  7. GGardner

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    Beautiful color. Seriously. And there's no such thing as too-thin neck. Congrats!
     
  8. Obsessed

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    Congrats. This was the model of a friend of a friend of mine has that convinced me about buying an Eastman parlor. I already have an Epi Sheraton, but if I did it all over again, the T386 would be the one.
     
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    Nice! I don’t think i’ve ever played an Eastman, but they seem to offer some really quality instruments at great prices.
     
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    That looks fantastic, congrats. Is that the one with the 1.75 nut?
     
  11. Skeletone

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    Wow ! so lovely, congratulations. Looks is the neck maple ?
     
  12. Crawldaddy

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    Congratulations, and well done on picking Eastman. I too was once completely convinced that only a Gibson ES335 would scratch my semi-hollow guitar itch, but having owned 4 Eastman semi-hollows to date, I can frankly say that Eastman is doing such a fantastic job building these semi-hollow guitars, you would not find better value elsewhere in terms of build quality and price.
     
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    Beautiful guitar. I live the finish. Which pickups came stock with that guitar?
     
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    Gorgeous!
     
  15. groovezilla79

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    Yes. A little different feel but I like it so far.

    That's correct. Similar to an Epi Sheraton in that respect.

    These come with Kent Armstrongs. They sound good to me, but we'll see how they sound in a full band mix.
     
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    Nice Eastman... I like Eastman guitars... I have a T64... Came with Lollar P90's Stock.. Full Hollowbody like an ES-330.. Have not found a flaw yet.. Play's great !
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    Nice! Congrats!
     
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    I believe Roy Benson of Asleep At The Wheel has a semi hollow Eastman. That's a pretty good testament to the brand.

    Nice 'woody' finish on that one.
     
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    I do like a plain top and only dots to boot. Classy
     
  20. groovezilla79

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    I'm all about dot necks. Except on my PRS ;)
     
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