Eastman T184MX-LS Lil Smokey NAMM 2014

To celebrate their 10th Anniversary, Eastman Guitars will be rolling out the new Thinline Series T184MX-LS Lil' Smokey at the 2014 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.

Eastman T184MX-LS Lil Smokey

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The company that began by hand-carving violins and cellos continues to expand their line of guitars, this time entering the thinline guitar market with a new handcrafted instrument that has a promising appeal.

Eastman Guitars is known for their traditional handmade archtops and acoustic guitars, having the Thinline Series is quite new for the brand, and it may be the start of their foray into the electric guitar realm.

According to Eastman Guitars, they aim to improve the versatility of the traditional semi-hollow electric guitar by making important adjustments and utilizing top-notch craftsmanship and materials. The first to come out of this line is the T184MX-LS Lil Smokey, featuring familiar 335 styling with some adjustments to distinguish the guitar from others of that carry the same shape.

The new Eastman Lil' Smokey may look like a semi-hollow, but the description of the guitar implies a major distinction - it is said to have a full-hollowbody design with a thinline depth. The body is built using all solid wood construction, featuring hand carved maple for the top and carved solid mahogany for the back and sides. The body features a double venetian-style cutaway and is finished in black satin. The mahogany neck is topped with an ebony fingerboard with no inlays, which blends nicely with the guitar's all-black theme.

The guitar is equipped with two Seymour Duncan 59 humbuckers, a fitting choice since these pickups are designed to be vintage PAF replicas. The controls follow straightforward elements that include a 3-way pickup selector and dedicated volume and tone knobs for the two pickups.

The pickups and all the hardware on the guitar also comes in black, including the Gotoh tunomatic bridge and stop tailpiece and Gotoh tuners.

The T184MX-LS Lil Smokey has a list price of $2,050. Eastman Guitars will be unveiling this guitar along with other new acoustic guitar models at the upcoming NAMM show 2014, inside booth #4900. For more details and other related information, visit Eastman Guitars.

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