Eastman guitars and mandolins came as the result of a passion for high quality string instruments inherited from our internationally recognized fine violin line. Eastman offers musicians an opportunity to enjoy instruments produced by expert craftspeople entirely by hand using the best possible tonewoods, and time tested carving/building techniques.

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Eastman - John Pisano

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.

  • Eastman AR380CE – ES 175 – Features

    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!

    MSRP $1,700


    Eastman AR380CE – ES 175 – Features

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!