Eastman Uptown professional archtop guitars are each carved entirely by hand. The solid maple back and sides and solid aged spruce top are complimented by a 3-piece maple neck with a solid ebony fingerboard. All Eastman guitars feature X-style bracing. Heavy-duty tuners, a classically designed tailpiece, and a J.W. Eastman fiberglass case all come standard. Designed with the serious Jazz musician in mind, the Uptown 805 is everything a 16" hand-carved archtop guitar should be.
Our luthiers are renown world-wide for the quality of their hand-applied spirit varnish. Drawing on generations of expertise gained in the world of violins, Eastman has perfected a finish that enhances both the beauty and tone of the instrument. To create this handsome finish, our luthiers use spirit varnish and finish with two coats of lacquer. The lacquer is then buffed back almost to the spirit varnish leaving the protection of lacquer and the luster of spirit varnish.
INCLUDES FIBERGLASS CASE
|Sound Hole||F Holes|
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Body Depth||3 1/4"|
|Back and Sides||Maple|
|Tailpiece||Gold & Ebony Trapeze|
|Tuners||Gotoh w/ ebony buttons|
|Strings||D’Addario NYXL .012 - .052|
|Pickup(s)||Floating Kent Armstrong|
Same thickness as the GP250 but smaller over all dimensions. Provides better control with out losing tone. Seems to work nicely on shorter scale guitars. 27.5 mm long, 23.3 mm wide, 2.5 mm thick. (two per pack).
Learn jazz rhythm guitar. Book/CD pack includes: sample songs, patterns, progressions, and excercises; essential chord voicings, inversions, and substitutions; info on time, groove and reading charts; a chord reference library; and over 50 full-demo samples on CD. Lead sheet format. 80 pp.