2018 Eastman AR905CE-SB
Renowned internationally for their violins and arch-top instruments Eastman musical instruments combines top quality materials with fine craftsmanship to produce professional level guitars.
This particular AR905CE-SB (SB signifying sunburst) is a joy to play. We set this up with nice D’Addario flat wound strings and once you get playing on this you just don’t want to stop. This guitar can do it all.
The tone of this instrument is lush. A nice warm sound is produced with robust bottom end. I tried it through a princeton amp with a little reverb and vibrato, one word to describe it is beautiful. Being an arch top, it has excellent responsiveness and life with each note.
One of my favorite things about this instrument is the the maple binding on every single part of the guitar. The body, the neck, the headstock, the soundholes, the pickguard, no place was left unbound in this gorgeous maple. The back and sides too are a beautiful figured maple with lots of visual effect. Premium hand carved spruce top brings it all together with that great velocity of sound. To top it all off is the premium black ebony tail piece, bridge and fingerboard.
This instrument was owned by a professional musician in the NYC area who played it regularly. It has signs of use such as light finish wear and a few small dings and dents here and there as you might expect from a well loved and well played instrument. Light fretwear. Overall condition is excellent and it comes with its original hard shell case.
Original Price $3039 at Rudy’s in NYC
Serial Number 10455679