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Went Crazy...Bought Seven Eastman's in Two Months

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by Drak, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. WingedWords

    WingedWords Tele-Afflicted

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    Isn't it Eastmen?

    A very pretty family anyway.☺
     
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  2. Fretting out

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    I’m really digging the j45 looking one, I’m partial to the OM style myself

    Guitars are our children I guess? I wouldn’t have it any other way. children shssss- there’s a bunch of them, the world needs more guitars!

    What’s exactly wrong with the jumbo? Is the top actually cracked or have any bracing issues other than the pick scratches?
     
  3. Hari Seldon

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    Or Ea'stman?
     
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    That's OK; I feel the same way about Hallmark guitars; IMHO, they are the best guitars on the planet in terms of playability, sound, and fit & finish. My vintage & Custom Shop Fenders pale in comparison. I am on my 2nd, & will buy every one that comes for sale locally. I will NOT buy a guitar online, otherwise I would have too many already.
    My 65 Custom Man or Astro Man, and my 60 Custom set neck. And my '65 Mosrite Ventures. 017.JPG 069.JPG 002.JPG
     
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    Hopefully theyve solved the issues with their finishing
     
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    orangeblossom Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Congrats love my Eastman mandolin. 51E8D7B5-CFD7-469E-B8C3-229240C3EF02.jpeg
     
  7. omahaaudio

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    When the acid kicks in, what can you do?
     
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    Are these those big, hollow box ones that you can't plug in?
     
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    Correct usage would be “Eastmans”...apostrophes are for possessiveness.
     
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    I say play them and enjoy them! You'll know if and when it is time to let any of them go.
     
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    That is a reasonable number. Enjoy. I stopped doing all the NGD's a bit ago, few here & there, still do the amps tho.
     
  12. Drak

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    My luthier surmised that it got 'baked' at some point.
    Someone left it in a car, it heated up, the glue joints softened, and the top bracing (along with the top itself) shifted.
    Then it cooled, and the glue re-hardened with the bracing now not driving the top (like a diaphragm) the way it was designed to.
    It plays and works basically, but nowhere near the tonal quality it was designed for.
     
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    double-post.
     
  14. tfarny

    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    Wow that's crazy man! 7 guitars is a whole guitar collection, to have 7 acoustics of one brand is nearing Bonamassa levels of GAS.
    I think their electrics look amazing but have never played one and I'm really skeptical about the 1 3/4 nut on an electric. Do they all have wide nuts? I love 1 3/4 for fingerstyle acoustic but I don't think I'd love it on electric.
     
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    Are you kidding me ... no dreadnought?

    Come on!
     
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    I wish they made a T style with the varnish finish... Congrats...
     
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