Eastman AR380CE – #0873 Archtop Jazz Guitar John Pisano


Eastman Guitars

Guitar Type

Archtop Hollow Body

Lower Bout Width


Body Depth


Nut Width


Fingerboard Scale


Pickup Type

2 Set Humbucker

Wood Composition








MSRP: $1,925

Price $1,539

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Our goal at Guitars ‘n Jazz is to find you the best possible instrument that not only matches your personal requirements and play-style, but is also a guitar that you enjoy playing and look forward to picking up.

We strive to price our instruments as competitively as possible in order to give our customers the best possible value for their dollar. And as a guitarist myself I would never sell an instrument that didn’t live up to my own high standards and expectations.

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Since our inventory changes so frequently it’s best to call us to find all of your available options. With over 500 archtops in stock you can be assured that we have unbelievable guitars to fit any budget.

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Eastman John Pisano AR380 -A gigging archtop that is good for all types of music, model after the Gibson es175 archtop, personally designed by master guitarist John Pisano. Maple  top sides and with a Rosewood Fretboard and Mahogany neck. Warm classic tone and finish. Custom Kent Armstrong humbucker pickup. Lowest price Guaranteed!

Product Description

A masterpiece!

  • Designed by renowned guitarist John Pisano
  • Laminated Maple  back and sides and mahogany neck very versatile
  • Now upgraded to Ebony bridge, tailpiece and pickguard
  • Custom Kent Armstrong humbucker pickup

World renowned jazz guitarist John Pisano personally designed his signature model archtop guitar from top to bottom. Working closely with Eastman craftsmen, John included all of the features and performance he ever wanted in a guitar. John also collaborated with noted pickup designer Kent Armstrong to create a custom humbucking pickup that captures the complete tonal spectrum of John´s creation. The result is a magnificent instrument that sounds as glorious 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 2 set Humbuckers, routed in,  allows a player to perform with minimal feedback and a full fat warm jazz tone with the clarity and  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!

  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
  • Neck Profile: Traditional Even C
  • Nut: Bone 1 3/4″
  • 1st Fret String Height: .022″
  • 12th Fret String Height: Bass .078″ & Treble .062″
  • Fretwork: 20 Jescar FW47104
  • Scale Length: 25″
  • Body Style: 16″ Jazz Archtop
  • Body Dimensions: 16″ x 2 3/4″
  • Body Top: Solid Spruce
  • Body Back/Sides: Solid Flamed Maple
  • Truss Rod: Single Acting
  • Binding: Top, Back, Fingerboard, and Headstock
  • Binding Material: 5 Ply Maple, Ebony
  • Inlay: Pisano Signature
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Hardware Color: Gold
  • Pick guard: Ebony
  • Tailpiece: Rosewood/Ebony Pisano Style w/ Frog Inlay
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • String Spacing: 2 3/32″
  • Tuners: Schaller E-M6Ga
  • Knobs: Pisano Signature Wood Knob
  • Neck Pickup: Kent Armstrong Pisano
  • Pickup Height: 3/32″
  • Pickup Frame: Black Plastic
  • Capacitors: 0.022μF
  • Potentiometers: 500K Liner Taper
  • Output Jack: Switchcraft
  • Strings: D’Addario NYXL .012 – .052
  • Case: Hardshell Case
Body Dimensions 16´´ X 2 3/4´´
Cutaway Venetian
Top Wood Solid Hand Carved Spruce
Back/Sides Wood Hand Carved Mahogany
Body Binding 5-ply figured maple
Neck Woods Mahogany
Fingerboard Ebony
Nut Width 1 3/4´´
Scale Length 25´´
Frets 22 Nickel – Silver
Pickguard Rosewood
Inlays None
Pick-up Mounted Kent Armstrong (Custom)
Controls Volume & Tone
Bridge Rosewood compensated, 2 3/32´´ Spacing
Tailpiece Rosewood w/ Inlay Trapeze-style
Tuners Schallers w/ ebony buttons
Strings D´Addario EJ21 .012-.052 Roundwound
Available Finishes Classic
Case Hardshell Included

About Eastman

In 1992, Qian Ni, who had come to the United States from China to study music, founded Eastman Strings. In the beginning, he and his two musician colleagues bought instruments from Western-trained violin makers from their home town in China, but before long, they saw that a different approach was needed.


Mr. Ni hired a group of established master violinmakers, and with their help, he established a large master violin workshop devoted to the handcrafting of instruments—one of the first the world had known since the first half of the 20th century. In the short time since this workshop was founded, the reputation of Eastman Strings’ instruments for tonal quality and craftsmanship excellence has become a worldwide standard.

After establishing the instrument making workshop, Qian Ni went on to found a bow making workshop based on the same principals. In both workshops, master makers train and oversee talented woodworkers to create some of the world’s finest student, step-up, and professional instruments and bows.

Today, the instrument and bow making workshops of Eastman Strings operate in precisely the same manner as late 19th century European workshops. They have virtually no power tools aside from the band saws used to cut out the necks and the outlines of the tops and backs of instruments. Chisels, knives, gouges, and scrapers, in the hands of outstandingly gifted craftspeople, are the primary tools used to create these modern instruments and bows, using methods centuries old. Thanks to Eastman Strings, string players today have advantages unknown to earlier generations: quality instruments, bows, and cases available world-wide at affordable prices.


Eastman Strings had been accepted as high quality handcrafted instruments, so Mr. Ni identified the need for hand crafted arch top guitars at an affordable price. Following the same good practices established by the violin shop, a studied approach was applied to the arch top guitar. Numerous vintage models were studied and the first guitars were built by the most gifted staff of the shop.

The results exceeded expectations and became an immediate hit among players of all levels. Rapidly Eastman was established as an extremely high quality- high value, affordable arch top guitar manufacturer. It was only logical that Eastman continued to branch out into the mandolin family of instruments, various electric guitars and flat top acoustic guitars. All products have been highly regarded by players and used everywhere from homes to major concert stages internationally.


The story of Eastman does not stop with stringed instruments. In addition to fine violins, stringed instruments, guitars and mandolins, Eastman has become a major name in the band instrument business. Eastman builds woodwind and brass instruments and has continued the tradition of high quality at a low cost.

Most recently, Eastman became the owner of Haynes flutes, one of the most regarded brands ever and continues to operate that company in the tradition of Haynes. In the future you can be sure that Eastman will continue its fine tradition of craftsmanship and exceptional value in every Eastman instrument produced.

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