A Look at 3 Eastman Acoustic Guitars
We have recently been floored by the performance of the recent Eastman guitars that we have been getting in the store. These guitars are able to hold their own against the biggest name in acoustic guitars at a fraction of the price. With the buzz these guitars are getting, we thought it would be a good idea to break down 3 of their popular models.
We are going to look at the Eastman E1D, E10D and E20D. All of these guitars are standard dreadnought shaped guitars that are booming, sound great, and as we said before, won't break the back.
Eastman E1D Acoustic Guitar
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The Eastman E1D has a solid Sapele back and sides paired with a Sitka Spruce top, for under $500! Big sound with a full dreadnought body, this guitar is hard to believe for the price. You’ll never have to worry about competing for sonic space with this classic, flat-picking bluegrass instrument. Perfect for ensemble settings where cutting through the mix can be an issue.
Eastman E10D Acoustic Guitar
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Built with the methods and materials of the “Golden Era” of the 30’s & 40’s. Solid Adirondack spruce top, solid mahogany back & sides with an extremely dynamic response, from soft picking to hard strumming. Glorious full-bodied tone and room-filling volume. This is a great slope shoulder dreadnought that holds it’s own too many of the more well-known makers of this style.
Eastman E20D Acoustic Guitar
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If Rosewood is your choice of back and sides wood, then the Eastman E20D is your answer. Built with the same Golden Era specs as the E10D, the E20D swaps out the Mahogany back and sides for Indian Rosewood. This iconic combination of Rosewood paired with an Adirondack Spruce top produces a familiar tone that is recognizable on thousands of songs. If you want a guitar you can describe as a "powerhouse", the Eastman E20D will fit the bill.
The Bottom Line
Long known for their wind and brass instruments, Eastman has started producing some of the finest, dare we say, budget guitars on the market. The prices on these guitars are incredible, especially when compared to the features, playability, and tone you are getting. If you just need a standard dreadnought as a first guitar or one you can have in the living room without fear of the kids knocking it over, the Eastman E1D is a great choice. If you are looking for a pro level guitar, with "Golden Era" appointments and build quality, and want to save a few thousand bucks, then you need to check out the E10D or E20D