Wayne - Eastman Jazz 16
Fri, Mar 9 2012 03:45
| Jazz 16
I've been meaning to email you earlier, but have been pretty busy...Playing that Jazz 16! I can't put it down- Wow, it's like nothing I've played before and I've played almost everything for last 35 years. I'm not a Jazz player per se, but a generalist and play many styles of music. I don't know how you decided to build that thing, but I can do anything on that except for extreme string bending. I have Rivera amp and I can go from "Wes" style Sunny to Hopkins Blues, to finger picking North Country Girl to Hendrix - Wind Cry's Mary with out touching may amp - It all sounds great! I wanted a great jazz guitar, but I got a great guitar period!; and, that pickup is heaven - I love the weight and the craftsmanship is stellar - I love the way you can tell it's hand made - I used to be a wood worker and you can see and feel the hands on this guitar.
Eric B. - Eastman 810ce
Sun, Mar 4 2012 10:00
| Eastman, 810ce
Just a note to say what a wonderful experience it was to meet with you to purchase my new guitar. Your store is amazing, your wealth of knowledge and experience incredible, as well as your willingness to share yourself and the wisdom of your experience. Very generous indeed! As I said to you before I left your shop, not only was I buying a wonderful instrument that I will enjoy for the rest of my life, but how lucky I am to make new friend in you, Lou. Getting to know you and have you for a friend goes beyond the guitar buying experience. You are a rare and wonderful man who has made a positive difference in the lives of so many musicians. We, who are fortunate enough to meet and work with you, are the lucky ones!
Thank you for all that you do Lou. Thank you for helping me find the right guitar last week. I love every minute that I am playing it. It is an integral part of my sound. It has given me the new voice I was looking for.
On my first gig last night with the new guitar, everyone was asking, "Where did you get that beautiful guitar?" Everyone wanted to know what I was playing. My answer, "I got this from my friend Lou at Guitars n Jazz in Summit. NJ."
Thank you Lou. You are the best!
Warm regards, - Eric B.
Joe F. - Eastman Jazz 16
Mon, Jul 18 2011 11:18
| Jazz 16
Just wanted to thank you again for your patience and help. The Jazz 16 is a great guitar, fell in love with it when I opened the case. That love was reinforced when I played it. Plays smooth, easy on the fingers. I would get hand fatigue on my other guitars, not this one. I did not expect such a great acoustic sound either. Thanks again and I look forward to doing business with you again in the future.
Jeff V. - JazzKat TomKat
Wed, Jun 29 2011 11:21
| JazzKat TomKat
I just wanted to thank you for helping me to choose the coolest, best sounding amp I have owned. I was a die hard tube guy playing low wattage Fenders (Princetons, Champs etc), but after receiving my JazzKat Tomkat I'm a convert. This amp sounds more tube-like than my tube amps... Fat tone, very flexible EQ, tube pre on channel 1 with EQ and tube drive, channel 2 with XLR or 1/4" in and seperate EQ. 16 selectable high quality effects assignable to either or both channels - ( the reverb is fabulous), phase switch, Tweeter high,low and defeat. On the rear panel XLR or 1/4" output to mixer, ext spker out, headphones out. This thing has it all, but most of all it has tone. I'm playing a Tele through channel 1 and my steel string acoustic through channel 2 with great results with both- no comprimises here.
Thanks again for your recomendation here Lou! After listening to what I wanted you hit it out of the park with this amp. JazzKat is really making great amps folks.
Thanks and Best Regards.
Wayne K. - Eastman Jazz 16
Sun, May 8 2011 05:33
| Jazz 16, Eastman
I've been meaning to email you earlier, but have been pretty busy-- playing that Jazz 16! I can't put it down. Wow, it's like nothing I've played before and I've played almost everything for the last 35 years.
I'm not a Jazz player per se, but a generalist and play many styles of music. I don't know how you decided to build that thing, but I can do anything on that except for extreme string bending. I have Rivera amp and I can go from "Wes" style Sunny to Hopkins Blues, to finger picking North Country Girl to Hendrix - Wind Cry's Mary with out touching my amp - It all sounds great! I wanted a great jazz guitar, but I got a great guitar period!
That pickup is heaven. I love the weight and the craftsmanship is stellar. I love the way you can tell it's hand made - I used to be a wood worker and you can see and feel the hands on this guitar.
Thank you for the guitar, great setup and safe shipping. And the ebony knobs and tuners look beautiful.
I'll pass on my experience I've had with you whenever I can and I wish you the best.
Michael H. - Eastman El Rey
Wed, Apr 20 2011 05:41
Vince and Lou,
Thanks so much for all your help and patience this afternoon. I was not sure where I wanted to go, arch top wise, but when you led me to the Eastman El Rey we found a perfect match! I've been playing all afternoon and it sounds amazing through my gear.
I also couldn't believe the amount of stock you had! I will certainly recommend your shop highly to anyone looking for an archtop.
Michael I. - Eastman T184MX
Fri, Apr 8 2011 12:02
I absolutely adore this guitar!!!!!! I actually have it strapped on as i write this...workmanship, setup, all top notch! I'm plugged straight into a fender pro junior on the neck pickup and the BITE of the note attack is just mouthwatering! I cant say enough good things...guitarsnjazz rocks! Consummate professionals, the guitar was shipped more secure than Fort Knox and is just a gorgeous piece of art as well as a killer player....
Andy C. - Palen
Sat, Mar 26 2011 01:50
The guitar is fantistic with such a rich and clear tone, i have had an Eastmam 810CE for a few years which is great but the pure acoustic tone of the Palen is the best i have ever heard.
Regards Andy C.
Candido D. - Monarch 16
Fri, Mar 25 2011 01:46
| Peerless, Monarch 16
I want to let you know how much I love my new Monarch 16 sunburst guitar with the Humbucker pickup. I have owned several jazz guitars over the last 40 years, and the Monarch 16 Sunburst with the humbucker pick up is the best.
None of them have matched the quality or tone of this one. My new guitar is everything a serious Jazz Guitarist like myself could ask for or expect.
Lou X. - Rivera Jazz Suprema 15
Thu, Mar 24 2011 01:42
| Jazz Suprema 15
I have been looking for an amplifier that would just amplify my archtops and not color the sound. Playing for 40+ years I have finally found it, a Rivera Jazz Suprema 15! Thanks so much for your recommendation. Whether playing my L5 or my Benedetto, the sound coming from this amp actually sounds like the guitar itself. My archtops no longer sound like a Fender Twin or Mesa Boogie. Thanks again!
Lou X - RI