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Serial #: L21000203

Body size at lower bout: 16" Body Depth: 3 1//8" Scale length: 25" Nut: 1 3/4" Neck depth: .87/.91, 1st/10th frets

Materials: Solid carved fine grain spruce top; solid carved ribbon mahogany body and neck; solid ebony fingerboard; 5 ply body binding; bound f-holes; solid bone nut.

Hardware: All chrome hardware includes Seymour Duncan Seth Lover pickups, Gotoh sealed tuners with ebony keys; compensated adjustable Tuneomatic bridge; solid ebony tailpiece and finger rest; gold bonnet volume and tone controls, 3 way pickup selector switch.

Notes: All solid. All carved. Hand built, one at a time, with remarkable high-figure tonewoods. Eastman archtop guitars are individually crafted by violin-trained luthiers, without shortcuts, the old-fashioned way. And they share the appointments of the costliest high-end guitars. Solid ebony finger rest, tailpiece and fingerboard like a Benedetto. Bound f-holes, and lustrous grained ivoroid body binding. All at a price point previously dominated by factory plywood boxes.

The Eastman AR-605CED sports a comfy, full depth 16" body, with a finely graduated solid bookmatched carved spruce soundboard. With its highly figured ribbon mahogany body and neck, the AR-605 has a carefully graduated solid spruce soundboard with a warm, classic voice, and excellent balance and clarity. The neck profile is sweetly tailored to the palm in a comfy, traditional C profile.

Fitted with US built Seymour Duncan Seth Lover pickups, this gleaming example appears virtually unplayed, with all original hardware and finish, and is accompanied with its original hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity. If you've wanted to step up to the range and depth of a true carved archtop, or are just looking for a superb backup instrument for gigs and travel, here's your chance to experience the real thing, at an unbeatable price. We know of no other instrument that offers this level of quality anywhere near this price range: a true best buy in a genuine pro-quality archtop. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel flatwound strings. The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

100% unconditional 48 hour buyer approval on all instruments. (Many Reverb items are sold 'as described', with restricted return privileges. This instrument is fully returnable, for any reason.)

For more info, or an in-hand demo on any instrument, please contact us at archtop.com

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ConditionMint (Used)
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  • AR-605CED
  • 2021

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