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Eastman AR680CE Pisano Signature Archtop

Eastman AR680CE Pisano Signature Archtop
John Pisano has a storied career which includes performing and recording with numerous jazz legends (i.e. Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Joe Pass, Dianna Krall, etc.) Born in New York, John was steeped in jazz guitar tradition from an early age: he inherited an Epiphone from his father and later befriended numerous jazz guitar luminaries such as Lenny Bereau, Chuck Wayne, and Jim Hall. When John designed the Pisano series of guitars for Eastman, he was able to draw upon decades of experience as a player as well as a deep knowledge of archtop guitar construction which he gleaned from his association with Bob Benedetto, John Monteleone, and John D'Angelico. The result is an affordable instrument that incorporates the finest materials and lutherie know-how into a guitar that is both sonically satisfying and visually stunning.

The AR680CE features a carved, x braced, spruce top; mahogany back, sides, and neck; and an ebony fingerboard. The body is very comfortable, with a 16" lower bout and 2 3/4" depth and the scale length is an easy playing 25". Both functional and stylish, the AR680CE is outfitted with an attractive cello style tailpiece, Schaller tuners with ebony buttons, wood volume and tone knobs, an ebony pickguard, and a maple, magnetically fastened truss rod cover. The overall style of the instrument is reminiscent of the understated, "clean" look pioneered by the great Jimmy D'Aquisto and later developed by Bob Benedetto. In an effort to keep embellishments to a minimum, the fingerboard is free of positioning dots (there are still side dots) and the headstock is free of any ornamentation.

The mounted Kent Armstrong humbucker produces a rich, dark tone that sounds almost acoustic in its definition and clarity, yet is very feedback resistant allowing for high volume playing. Even unplugged, the select woods and finely carved top produce a tone that is warm and satisfying. These qualities make this a very versatile instrument which can be used in intimate settings and large halls all the same.

Not long ago, a guitar of this quality would cost a musician a year's salary. We can all thank John Pisano and the Eastman team for producing a premium instrument at a players price!




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Item Options

Set Up Options (takes 2-4 weeks)
Install Clear Pick Guard ($50.00)
Set Up Special: Fret Dress, Custom Bridge, Restring, Tailpiece Leather, Adjust Action and Truss Rod ($215.00)
Install Strap Button in Heel and Endpin ($30.00)
Custom Pickguard?
No upgrade
Tortoise (bound) ($200.00)
Black (bound) ($190.00)
Tortoise Deluxe (bound) ($375.00)
Would you like a pickup installed?
No upgrade
Schatten AT-04 Pickup for Archtop Guitar ($239.00)
Fishman Archtop Guitar Pickup ($275.00)
K&K Pure Archtop Pickup ($280.00)
Benedetto B6 Standard Mount Humbucker ($205.00)
Benedetto A6 Standard Mount Humbucker BLACK ($205.00)
Benedetto A6 Standard Mount Humbucker GOLD ($205.00)
Benedetto PAF Standard Mount Humbucker BLACK ($215.00)
Benedetto PAF Standard Mount Humbucker GOLD ($215.00)
Kent Armstrong Adjustable Built-In PAF (Handmade) ($279.00)
Kent Armstrong Built-In Single Coil (Handmade) ($279.00)
Tailpiece Upgrades
No upgrade
Frequensator Style Trapeze Tailpiece Gold ($158.00)
Frequensator Style Trapeze Tailpiece Nickel ($148.00)
C Jazz Tailpiece Chrome ($305.00)
C Tailpiece Chrome ($175.00)
G Tailpiece Gold ($320.00)
Byrdland Tailpiece Gold ($145.00)
Fancy Trapeze Tailpiece Gold ($185.00)
Fancy Trapeze Tailpiece Chrome ($175.00)
C Tailpiece Gold ($185.00)
Finger Style Tailpiece Gold ($518.00)
Tuner Upgrades
No upgrade
Schaller da Vinci Gold ($282.00)
Schaller da Vinci Black ($210.00)
Schaller da Vinci Chrome ($205.00)
Grover Imperial Gold ($250.00)
Grover Imperial Chrome ($205.00)
Schaller Classic Deluxe Gold ($245.00)
Schaller Classic Deluxe Chrome ($205.00)
Gotoh Stealth Gold ($290.00)
Gotoh Stealth Black ($290.00)
Guitar Specs
Brand Eastman
Year 2018
Model Number AR680CE
Serial Number 16750122
Sound Hole F Holes
Fret Neck 14 Fret
Condition New
Size 16"
Scale Length 25"
Nut Width 1 3/4"
Body Depth 2 3/4"
Top Spruce
Back and Sides Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding 5-ply figured maple
Finish Classic
Tailpiece Rosewood w/ Inlay Trapeze-style
Tuners Schallers w/ ebony buttons
Action Varies
Strings D’Addario EJ21 .012-.052 Roundwound
Case Fiberglass
Pickup(s) Kent Armstrong
Truss Rod Yes
Weight 5.4 lbs

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