NGD, I only have to retrieve it, Eastman Orchestra steel string

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by Blazer, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Well after having used my LAG Tramontane electro acoustic live for a while and deciding that I didn't like the sound and tried to bond with my Washburn Dreadnought and failing, I decided to get rid of the both of them and use the profits to buy something proper.

    After I told the shopkeeper what I was looking for, I love grand auditorium guitars and I still regret letting go of that lovely eighties Yamaha I owned so I wanted something like that.

    He pointed me towards THIS.
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    Well, it's an Eastman PCH1 "Classic", I tried several and I actually didn't want to go for the sunburst ones since I don't like the look of that "Smeared on" finish.

    But when I picked up the dirtiest looking one of all and gave it a strum my ears perked up. It was the least attractive looking one of the lot but boy did she EVER sound beautiful. I made a deposit and if all goes according to plan, I'll retrieve her tomorrow.
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    The shop also had the electro version but I didn't want that, I just wanted it to be a true acoustic. no fancy trickery.
     
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    Congrats and enjoy, Blazer. Eastman makes some good, good stuff.

    ...having a built-in pickup in an acoustic is not exactly fancy trickery amigo. It's really a convenience. But you can always just get a soundhole pickup. No big deal one way or the other.
     
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    I worked as a guitar builder/repairman for 18 years, I've seen how much Piezo pickup systems have changed, my LAG had a built in tuner, several different phase options and the kitchen sink.

    No this time I wanted a plain and simple acoustic, nothing more than just that.
     
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    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Well I got her home.

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    And spend the first hour just playing her, she sounds so good.
     
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    I'm sorry...there must be some glitch in translation.....it came out that you didn't like that "Smeared on finish"......WHAT???? That guitar looks awesome! And the fact that it sounds good is even better. You better like it, or I'll come over there and punch holes in your dikes!!!!!!! :)
     
  6. Recce

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    You misread what he wrote. He said he didn’t go with the sunburst version because he didn’t like the smeared on look. The one he liked, this one, isn’t a sunburst.
     
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    eastman makes great guitars, that looks killer
     
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    Are you sure? He said he picked up the "dirtiest looking one of all...." and "the least attractive one of the lot...." The one he chose looks like a "'burst" to me.....maybe a very subtle one, but 'burst nonetheless.
     
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    Not sure, but it is how I read it. Your interpretation could also be correct. But I do own a burst and I don’t consider that guitar a burst. Actually a couple.
     
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    That’s cool Blazer.
     
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    Whatever it is, I like the finish. One of my favorite guitars is an old ('40's or early '50's) Martin 000-17 an uncle owns. Dark mahogany, even the top. (since it's a "17")
     
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    Sweet guitar! And I like the look. Kinda “rustic” from where I’m sitting.

    I like the smaller bodied acoustics, too. I’ve been using a Yamaha LS6 A.R.E. since around October or so. I absolutely love it.
     
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    Congrats on a winner. Eastman make great instruments.
     
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    I am a big Eastman fan and have one of their parlors for a few years now. They really stand out of the crowd. Congrats and I love the looks of that one. Enjoy.
     
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