Eastman Uptown AR810CE 2004 ArchtopEastman
The Eastman Uptown AR810CE is a first class, top quality archtop electric that's sure to please the staunchest of jazz aficionados as well as those seeking a more "sophisticated" blues sound. The tone is pure honey, skirting that fine line between rich and round, clear and articulate. It's most definitely a high class tone. In the playability department, it's all supercar feel and response. Low action, a fast medium "C" profile neck, easy string feel and unimpeded high fret access are this guitar's hallmarks. Good guitars get played and this one has a bit of mileage. There's a moderate amount of play wear such as dings, chips, scratches, impressions, etc. There's also a moderate amount of fret wear present. This one has had a neck heel repair. It's nothing that's highly noticeable or that hinders playability. Hey, the guitar costs a heck of a lot less because of it. Here's the ad copy on the guitar with specs;
Eastman Uptown professional archtop guitars 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. All Eastman guitars feature X-style bracing. Heavy-duty tuners, a classically designed tailpiece, and a J.W. Eastman fiberglass case all come standard. Designed with the serious Jazz musician in mind, the Uptown 810 is everything a 17" hand-carved archtop guitar should be.
Our luthiers are renown world-wide for the quality of their hand-applied spirit varnish. Drawing on generations of expertise gained in the world of violins, Eastman has perfected a finish that enhances both the beauty and tone of the instrument. To create this handsome finish, our luthiers use spirit varnish and finish with two coats of lacquer. The lacquer is then buffed back almost to the spirit varnish leaving the protection of lacquer and the luster of spirit varnish.
- 17" Archtop with Cutaway and Floating Pickup
- Classic Finish
- Six Strings
- Ebony fretboard
- Solid spruce top (Hand Carved)
- Solid Maple back and sides (Hand Carved)
- Hand-Signed Certificate of Authenticity included
- Bound fretboard, bound f-holes
- Gold Tuning Machines
- Hand Rubbed, Ultra thin, Mineral spirit finish