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 - 16 and 17 Archtops

Premium tonewoods and the time honored process of meticulous hand craftsmanship form a harmonious relationship that has established Eastman as a major force in the world of archtop guitars. Today Eastman offers the widest selection of classic and contemporary archtop guitars in the industry. Most often associated with jazz, Eastman archtops are frequently used in many other styles of music due to their beautiful sound, range and finish.

  • Eastman AR804

    Eastman Uptown professional archtop guitars at Guitars 'n Jazz are each carved entirely by hand. The solid maple back and sides and solid aged spruce top are complimented by a 3-piece maple neck with a solid ebony fingerboard.

    MSRP $2,295


    Eastman AR804

Eastman - El Rey

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.

  • Eastman ER0

    Classic jazz archtop tone in a lightweight, resonant 14 inch body. Carved spruce top, mahogany sides and carved mahogany back. Patented "neck block cutaway" construction for upper-register access without sacrificing tone.

    MSRP $1,695


    Eastman ER0

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.