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Eastman Gypsy Guitars Coming



  • Posts: 2,479
    Why so cynical guys?
    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • bopsterbopster St. Louis, MOProdigy Altamira M30, Wide Sky PL-1
    Posts: 431
    I’m with Buco. We’ll know in a week. I like getting up in the morning with the notion that something is gonna knock my socks off from time to time. Happens all the time.
  • Like I said- first meeting on the first day in the first slot of the NAMM show is with Eastman. I will post video on the web of my first impression of these new Gypsy Guitars. Until then, it is all guessing.
  • constantineconstantine New York✭✭✭✭ Eastman DM2/v
    Posts: 391
    @Buco - I love hearing about new options but it seems to me that we need more quality options in the $1000-$2000 range like Altamira, Latcho Drom, Stringphonic, Nomade rather than another gitane class guitar.
  • Posts: 2,479
    OK I guess you're not a fan of Eastman guitars @constantine
    Cool, but I don't see any Eastman guitars selling used on Ebay at 70% off their original retail price.

    I'm on the opposite end of your prediction, my feeling is that this Eastman line is going to disrupt a luthier made guitars market more than any other "non single luthier operation" thus far (although Dupont would always beat them here being that they aren't made by a single luthier either).
    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • constantineconstantine New York✭✭✭✭ Eastman DM2/v
    Posts: 391
    Good points @Buco - I hope I am wrong :-)
  • Posts: 2,479
    And I hope you're not right :)
    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • morriconemorricone Asterstein, Koblenz, GermanyNew Cigano GJ10 Harley Benton HBMC 500
    Posts: 40
    I'm of the opinion that there are plenty of (in my opinion) super expensive as a friend of mine calls them ' Dentist guitars' ( because you have to be on some serious money to be able to afford one) and not enough affordable (for people who aren't super wealthy) options.
    Yes ., of course I'd like a really sexy nice million £ luthier made guitar but I would also like to be able to play the music that I love on a guitar that I can afford (like the rest of the guitar playing universe). Without selling a kidney.

    So,the take home message is that I'm glad that the Eastman's aren't in the $1000-$50,000 000 range. That's cool with me
  • BonesBones Moderator
    edited January 2018 Posts: 2,738
    Guitars take a LOT of time to hand build. And materials are expensive. I just don't know how the Asian builders can do it so cheap. Of course, CNC machines are great and lower labor costs but there still has to be SOME labor so they probably pay their people horribly low wages. Plus how can they even buy the materials for so cheap???

    Sure glad I can make my own....

    PS- don't get me wrong, I have nothing against factory built guitars. I just wonder how they can do it at such a low price.
    Wim GlennBill Da Costa Williams
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