Eastman E1000-M and E2000 Parlor Guitars - Summer NAMM 2014
Eastman Guitars expand their 00 Series of Parlor style guitars with two new models, the all mahogany E1000-M and Red Spruce/Rosewood model E2000.
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These new acoustic guitars will be featured at the upcoming Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, as part of the company's 10th Anniversary celebration.
It appears that Eastman Guitars want to build an expansive line of parlor guitars that features various builds. These new guitars follow the recent release of the E1000 and E2000SS, and are completely different from existing models.
The 00 Series guitars from Eastman are inspired by iconic parlor style handcrafted guitars of the past. Like the pre-WWII guitars, these smaller bodied instruments feature premium all-solid wood construction featuring solid Adirondack spruce, solid mahogany and rosewood tonewoods, and ebony fingerboards. Other standard features of the series include bone nut and saddle, diamond volutes and period correct open-gear tuners.
Eastman describes the shape by saying, "The smaller upper bout coupled with a larger lower bout and thin soundbox makes the 00 a comfort to play and is favored by everyone from old blues players to folk and Americana, to guitarists of virtually any musical genre. The 00 transitions playing styles seamlessly from fingerstyle to strumming to a bottleneck slide. From the back porch to the stage to recording sessions in the studio, the 00 is a versatile guitar that fits into any player’s collection."
This is an all-solid mahogany parlor guitar, featuring solid mahogany top with hand carved scalloped-X bracing, solid mahogany back and sides and mahogany neck. This combination gives the guitar a more "earthy" look, and the company describes as being "lightweight and strong, with a big sound emphasizing clear, bright and airy trebles."
The guitar's scale length is 24.9" scale length while the nut width is 1.8125". The neck is topped by an ebony fingerboard adorned with mother of pearl dot inlays. The nut and saddle are carved using bone material, while the bridge is crafted from ebony. Other features include white line rosette, black binding and chrome Ping tuners. The MSRP for the Eastwood E1000-M is $1,375.
The E2000 features premium tonewood combinations that include a solid Adirondack spruce top (aka Red Spruce), hand carved scalloped-X bracing, and solid rosewood back and sides. This tonewood combination gives the guitar a traditional voice described as having a balanced and mellow sound with more resonance and deeper low frequencies.
The guitar is fitted with a mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard adorned with pearl dot inlays. Being a parlor guitar with reduced 24 ¾” scale length body, the E2000 is easy on the eyes and on the hands. It has a 1.75" bone nut and an ebony bridge with bone saddle. Completing its authentic vintage appeal is the slotted headstock, which features a rosewood headplate and open-gear chrome ping tuners. The guitar is finished in high-gloss while the tortoise pickguard completes the instrument's premium look. The MSRP for the Eastwood E2000 is $1,500.
Both guitars will be on display at the at Eastman Guitars booth #1016 at the 2014 Summer NAMM. You can head over to Eastman Guitars for further details.
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