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 DM2 is largely based on Selmer's classic
petite bouche model that was made famous in the hands of Django
Reinhardt. The specs of the DM2 closely mirror that of Selmer's original
design, including the 15 3/4" body, 670mm scale length, spruce top,
walnut neck, and Indian rosewood back and sides. Additionally, the instrument is outfitted with a set of nickel Gotoh tuners and a
nickel tailpiece. The DM2 features Eastman's stunning antique finish!
The DM2 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, the Englemann spruce top and very light antique finish produce a warmer, more balanced tone than the DM1. Rich, yet powerful, the DM2 evokes the tonal subtleties of some of the best vintage Selmers!
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 DM2 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 hardshell case is included.
Never before has such a quality Gypsy jazz guitar been available at such an affordable price!