Guitars ’n Jazz can special order custom shop Eastmans in various finishes and inlays. We also stock models made exclusively for Guitars ’n Jazz such as the Jazz 16 and Jazz 16 Elite.
Eastman Uptown Deluxe archtop guitars feature the outstanding craftsmanship of our Uptown models with upgraded features that create beautiful instruments of unsurpassed quality. These upgrades include the finest AAA spruce and maple, wood binding with inlaid purfling, and a five piece neck. Each guitar features a gold Kent Armstrong pickup with adjustable pole pieces, as well as a volume and tone control hidden beneath the pickguard. Uptown Deluxe guitars are available in classic, sunburst, classic-sunburst, and blonde finishes. Hardshell case included.
Taking a slight departure from full-sized archtop guitars, Eastman partnered with Otto D'Ambrosio to design the El Rey. These completely handcarved 14" electric guitars are for the player who demands tomorrow's cutting edge instruments, today. With the patented 'neck block cutaway' construction and six unique models, they are ideal for any musical application. The El Rey series features Kent Armstrong pickups, gold plated Gotoh hardware, and a 25" scale length. Lightweight and versatile, these hand-crafted guitars come in five finishes: classic, sunburst, classic-sunburst, black, and custom red. Hardshell case included.
Each Jim Fisch Archtop Guitar is hand crafted with a solid Spruce for the top and Mahogany back and sides- which is available in a whole series of different archtops.
The 605ce features Rosewood fingerboards and are available in Classic and Classic/Sunburst finishes. The mahogany back and sides ad a warmth and depth to the guitar not found in standard maple back and sides archtops. The Rosewood fingerboard enhances the warmth of this archtop.
The 16" 605ce has a flatter Django style cutaway that imparts a very homogenous tone with great clarity to all the chordal voicing, which excellent chordal note separation This series sound great acoustically with great projection and fullness and is the preferred combination for bluegrass and country music.
The 610 ce is a 17" fully carved archtop with a traditional Venetian cutaway that creates greater note separation and brighter highs, and fuller lows than its 16' counterpart. Warm, full with plenty of projection this guitar can stand alone acoustically or amplified with the best archtops. Most Eastman archtops with cutaways are equipped with Kent armstrong designed pickups attach to the pickguard and not to the top of the guitar to allow the greatest acoustic tone and projection.
The 600 series also comes in non cutaway archtops that have the larger top and back soundboards that allow this to be played acoustically with greater projection. The non cutaway models are the favorite of all comping musicians for achieving that chunky full rhythm sound of the big bands of the 30's and 40's. Great chordal note separation and full loud projection found on only the most well made hand made archtops. The Non cutaway models are stocked with f holes for the greatest chordal note separation and in the 16 inch 605 and the 17" 610 models,
The 604 is a 16" oval hole model with a great acoustic voice for those special acoustic situations that require greater chordal note separation that can be found in an acoustic or flat top guitar.
World renowned jazz guitarist John Pisano personally designed his signature model from top to bottom, with all the features he ever wanted in a guitar. Crafted entirely by hand, the John Pisano Signature Model at Guitars 'n Jazz features the finest available wood and fittings. John collaborated with noted pickup designer Kent Armstrong to design a humbucking pickup that covers the complete tonal spectrum, and makes this guitar sound as good plugged in as it does acoustically.
The finished product is one of Eastman's best performing Jazz guitars. The ebony fretboard is seamlessly finished at the edges. The set Humbucker routed in pickup allows a player to perform with minimal feedback and a full fat warm jazz tone with the clarity and chordal note separation that you would expect from a full carved hand carved archtop. Responsive and gutsy are attributes combined masterfully in this fine instrument, which allow this instrument to be played with a full attach with a pick, or gently with the finger tips. This is one of Eastmans best guitars that can do it all!
The Pagelli Signature Series, designed in Switzerland by Claudio and Claudia Pagelli, is handcrafted in the Eastman workshop of AAA spruce and maple tonewoods. Its attractive asymmetrical 17" design features modern F-holes with a contrasting maple tailpiece and bridge on the PG1 and a contrasting ebony tailpiece and bridge on the PG2. The PG1 is available in a classic finish and the PG2 is in an stunning blonde finish. Hardshell case included.
Eastman Thinline guitars measure 1 3/4" in depth and feature exceptional tonal qualities. Each guitar is handcrafted by Eastman's talented luthiers and feature Kent Armstrong humbucking pickups. These versatile guitars neatly span the distance between a fine hollow body archtop and the classic center block thinline. 180 series guitars are available in classic, classic-sunburst, sunburst, red, and black finishes. 140 series guitars are available in classic, classic-sunburst, and sunburst finishes. Hardshell case included.
The Uptown series of guitars put Eastman on the archtop map. Gotoh tuners with ebony buttons, gold Kent Armstrong pickups with adjustable pole pieces, and volume and tone controls are standard on Uptown guitars. Each guitar is handcrafted of solid spruce and flamed maple. Uptown guitars are available in classic, sunburst, and classic/sunburst finishes. Blonde guitars are available at a 20% upcharge. Hardshell case included.
The Eastman 803 series was designed for the giging guitarist that needs flexibility, clarity and fullness. The 803 series features a hand carved spruce top with a hand carved ample back and solid maple sides. This series is available in a 15" lower bout series and a 16" lower bout series. You may select a single pickup X braced model which has a slightly more acoutic tone and perhaps just a light more responsiveness. Or a double pickup model featuring parallel bracing and a darker Jazz tone reminescent of "Kenny Burrell" like tone. The two pickup model is more feedback resistant, has more cutting power due to the additional bridge pickup and much more flexibility for all types of music. Look no further, because Eastman has a fine handcrafted guitar that is just perfect for your needs, and Guitars 'n Jazz always has a large selection of each and every model in almost any color.