A padded gig bag is included.
Never before has such a quality Gypsy jazz guitar been available at such an affordable price!
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Body Depth||3 7/8"|
|Back and Sides||Indian Rosewood (Laminate)|
|Strings||D'adarrio EJ83M .011-.047|
DM1 Classic after two weeks
Review of Eastman DM 1 Classic I have had the guitar for two weeks now, so I am past the point of just enjoying a new voice—before discovering the limitations. So I want to say at the outset that I am as delighted with the guitar as I was at first. It is an exceptionally responsive, lively, loud (and rewards being played loud) instrument with good sustain. So that’s how they played without amplification. The guitar, in spite of its price, has the strong compelling voice that attracted me to gypsy style guitars, and works well, at least as well as I can manage, on Django transcriptions (from the Horowitz book) and the American Songbook (using Galbraith transcriptions), and just playing whatever comes into my head. I have been playing it fingerstyle as well as with a pick. It seems at home with Tangos played finger style. Bach next? I had concerns over the long neck, which I don’t notice (and I have been playing a short scale guitar); that it would require a pick to pull out its strengths, which has not been the case (although I use the thumb or thumb and forefinger for single note passages), and that the bass would be weak. Listeners comment on the strong bass, I just find it balanced, emphasizing mids. For comparison: I had been mostly playing a Taylor K22 (my fourth Taylor) for the last six or seven years, an exceptionally balanced guitar, but by comparison a subdued one, and while having a lovely tone in the treble, making me work to get the volume I want. This is not to say I haven’t loved playing the guitar. But the more I have listened to Gypsy jazz and worked on Tangos the more I wanted something more powerful and able to be raucous. I also played an Eastman archtop for a few years but it had too little sustain for my playing. Anyway, although I have not played other instrument of this type, it stands up well the to much more expensive guitars I have been playing, and more to the point, I love playing it. I made the purchase by phone, speaking to Michael, which was a pleasure. (Also the post office mistakenly charged me for postage due, which he is refunding.) Michael Raskin
Submitted by: Michael on 12/18/2018 03:41:55 PM
Play faster, louder, and with better tone by learning the rest-stroke picking technique used by Django Reinhardt, Stochelo Rosenberg, Bireli Lagrene, and Fapy Lafertin.
The original "Wegen" Gypsy Guitar pick. 3.5mm thick, 30mm long, 26mm wide.
The original Gypsy jazz strings! Used by Django Reinhard and nearly every other Gypsy guitarist.