Eastman T486 Semi Hollow Thinline Electric Archtop Guitar w case


Eastman Guitars

Guitar Type

Archtop Electric, Archtop Semi Hollow

Lower Bout Width


Body Depth


Nut Width


Fingerboard Scale


Pickup Type

2 Set Humbucker

Wood Composition








MSRP: $1,799

Price $1,599

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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.

All of our instruments are thoroughly inspected, tested, professionally set up, and carefully packed for shipment. And all instruments are sold with our 72 hour satisfaction guarantee.

We encourage you to call us for the best price possible. We routinely have demos, closeouts, blemishes, and used instruments available for purchase. And if you happen to find a lower price please let us know.

And please keep in mind that it’s difficult comparing various instruments on the Internet. Since many of our guitars come standard with upgraded woods and tone controls shopping by price alone won’t tell the whole story.

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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A full-size 16 inch thinline at the “top of its class”! Carved Maple Top, Carved Mahogany back and sides with a small block beneath the bridge & tailpiece. Versatile, responsive, with plenty of tone and attitude and original Seymour Duncan pickups! Lowest price guaranteed. All GnJ guitars ship fast, and come with proset up ready to gig right out of the box.

Product Description

  • Neck Material:Maple
    Fingerboard Radius:12″
    Nut Material:Bone
    Nut Width:1-3/4″
    1st Fret String Height:.022″
    12th Fret String Height:Bass .078″ & Treble .062″
    Fretwire:22-Jescar FW47104
    Scale Length:24.75″
    Body Dimensions:16″ X 1-3/4″
    Body Top:Maple Laminate
    Body Back/Sides:Maple Laminate
    F-Hole Binding Material:Ivoroid
    Head Cap Veneer Material:Ebony
    Truss Rod:Single Acting
    Headstock Style:AR
    Binding Material:Ivoroid
    Logo Material:Pearl
    Inlay:Split Block Parallelogram
    Inlay Material:Pearl
    Hardware Color:Chrome
    Pickguard Material:5-ply Plastic
    Pickguard Binding:Ivoroid
    Tailpiece:Gotoh stop tailpiece
    Bridge:Tunomatic Style
    Tuners:Ping Vintage Style
    Neck Pickup:Seymour Duncan Jazz
    Bridge Pickup:Seymour Duncan 59
    Controls:2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-way Switch
    Truss Rod Cover:Ebony
    Strings:D’Addario NYXL .010 – .046
    Tuning:E A D G B e
    Case:Hardshell Case
  • Versatile, responsive, with plenty of tone and attitude!
  • Dual Seymour Duncan  Humbucker Pickups- SD Jazz SD 59

Eastman thinline electrics are handcrafted, lacquered instruments-the way thinline guitars should be made. They have a warm, rich tone and feature select pickups from several leading manufacturers. Each Thinline Electric model has unique characteristics made possible by carefully crafted differences in body style, size and tonewoods.

Body Dimensions 16´´ X 1 3/4´´
Cutaway Double Venetian-style
Top Wood Hand Carved Maple
Back/Sides Wood Solid Carved Mahogany
Body Binding Flamed Maple
Neck Woods Figured Mahogany
Fingerboard Ebony
Nut Width 1 3/4´´
Scale Length 25´´
Frets 22 Nickel – Silver
Inlays Pearl Dot
Pick-ups Dual Mounted Seymour Duncan Seth Lover Pickups
Controls 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-way Selector Switch
Bridge Fixed Tunable Chrome Gotoh, 2 3/32´´ Spacing
Tailpiece Chrome Stop Tailpiece
Tuners Chrome Gotoh
Strings D´Addario XL115 .011-.049
Available Finishes Classic, Classic/Sunburst, Sunburst, Red
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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