Eastman Quality Comes to Gypsy Jazz
Eastman has long been admired for their premium quality archtop and
flatop guitars. After a very long wait, we're excited to announce that
Eastman now has a Gypsy model that meets their exceedingly high
standards! Designed and produced in conjunction with the veteran Gypsy
guitarist Doug Martin
, the DM1 is largely based on Selmer's classic
petite bouche model that was made famous in the hands of Django
Reinhardt. The specs of the DM1 closely mirror that of Selmer's original
design, including the 15 3/4" body, 670mm scale length, spruce top,
and Indian rosewood back and sides. Additionally, the neck is maple and
the instrument is outfitted with a set of nickel Gotoh tuners and a
The DM1 is a Powerful Instrument with Professional Capabilities
Developed to meet the
needs of the professional Gypsy jazz musician, this instrument produces
the exceptional volume and traditional tone that are required for the
genre. The acoustic volume this instrument produces is particularly
noteworthy, as it is easily the loudest instrument available in the sub
$2000 price range. Tonally, it is quite aggressive and "old school" in
character, evoking the raw sound that was commonplace in the smokey
Parisian clubs and campfire jams frequented by the Gypsies of yore.
one would expect from Eastman, this instrument is perfectly setup out
of the box and plays easily with 3mm action. The fit and finish is
characteristically meticulous as Eastman's QC team carefully weeds out
instruments with even the smallest imperfections.
Clearance for Magnetic Pickups
For those who like to use magnetic pickups such as the Stimer
or Peche a la Mouche
, you'll be happy to know that the DM1 has a significant neck angle which provides the required top clearance for these types of pickups. Occasionally, the very highest frets may fret out, but for the most part this guitar is compatible with top mounted magnetic pickups, a rarity in this price range.
A padded gig bag is included.
Never before has such a quality Gypsy jazz guitar been available at such an affordable price!