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Eastman FV680CE-SB Vignola Signature Archtop

Eastman FV680CE-SB Vignola Signature Archtop

This Selmer/archtop hybrid guitar was designed by the Utah based luthier Ryan Thorell for Frank Vignola, a longstanding luminarie of the American Gypsy and swing scene. Frank's style fuses the acoustic pyrotechnics of Gypsy jazz with the cool sophistication of American swing and bebop, requiring an instrument that is truly acoustic/electric. There's no doubt that Thorell succeeded brilliantly in this endeavor, by designing an instrument with impressive acoustic volume and tone that is easily amplified and feedback resistant.

An evolution of Frank's previous Benedetto signature model,  the Eastman FV680CE-SB has body contours based on that of the Selmer Maccaferri models made famous by Django Reinhardt. The most notable feature is the Maccaferri style cutaway which instantly identifies this instrument's Gypsy heritage. Innovations include a smaller, more comfortable 15" body; a shorter, more ergonomic 25 3/8" scale; carved cello style tailpiece; carved ebony pickguard; stylized soundholes on the lower treble bout; and a sound port on the upper bass bout. Unlike traditional Gypsy guitars, this instrument has a carved, AAA spruce top that is unusually thin to allow for maximum acoustic resonance. A floating Lollar Johnny Smith pickup and pickguard mounted tone and volume thumb wheels are also included.

The acoustic sound of this instrument is truly unique, as its hybrid qualities allow one to achieve punchy, Gypsy style leads one minute and complex, mellow jazz tones the next. The projection is astonishing, with plenty of volume for rowdy Gypsy campfire jams or acoustic, big band rhythm work. The Lollar Johnny Smith pickup translates these qualities beautifully into an amplified sound that is rich and full, while retaining a very acoustic-like vibe, even at high volumes.

For many, this thoughtfully designed instrument will solve so many of the problems that acoustic swing and Gypsy players face. With Gypsy guitars being notoriously difficult to amplify, and most archtops sounding too "electric," this guitar will allow the player to easily plug in and perform at high volumes while retaining an acoustic flavor to their sound. Additionally, the short scale allows even the most difficult runs and chord voicings to be played with ease. The fact that Eastman made this "miracle guitar" available to the public for a fraction of the $8500 that Thorell charges is nothing less than a gift to swing and Gypsy guitarists everywhere!

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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) ($350.00)
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 2019
Model Number FV680CE-SB
Serial Number 16851041
Sound Hole Flourish
Fret Neck 14 Fret
Condition New
Size 15"
Scale Length 25 3/8"
Nut Width 1 3/4"
Body Depth 3 1/4"
Top Spruce
Back and Sides Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Ivoroid
Finish Sunburst
Tailpiece Thorell Cello Style
Tuners Gold Grover Slothead tuners
Action Varies
Strings Clearetone .012-.052 Roundwound
Case Black Vinyl Hard Case
Pickup(s) Floating
Truss Rod Yes

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