Eastman E1SS-LTD & E1OOSS-LTD
2019 promises a lot of beautiful things from the Eastman Guitars camp! In addition to the special Double Top guitars, the brand has now also launched a limited run of two amazing guitars, which are equipped with very interesting specifications at a very attractive price. First of all we have the E1SS-LTD , a Slope Shoulder Dreadnought which immediately feels familiar thanks to its body shape. This guitar is available in two finishes, namely a Natural finish, and the Classic finish which you may know from the PCH series. In addition, Eastman also has a smaller model in this series, namely the E1OOSS-LTD. As the name suggests, this is a compact OO model. Thanks to this body shape, the guitar has a very intimate playing experience. The OO variant is only available in a Natural finish. Read on to learn more about these limited E1 instruments.
Unique wood configuration in this price range
What distinguishes this limited series from the regular Eastman catalogue? We can be quite brief about that: a lot for little! With these guitars, the statement "Value for money" takes on a new dimension. How about a solid Adirondack Spruce (spruce) top, combined with a completely solid Sapele (sapeli) cabinet and a Mahogany (mahogany) neck. And that for less than €1000 (!!!). In addition, these guitars have a very luxurious feel and appearance thanks to the Ivoroid binding on the top and back.
Insane sound and playability
Of course, all this is of no value if it adds nothing to the sound. But trust us, these guitars sound and play exceptionally well. Thanks to the size of the sound box, the E1SS-LTD has an enormously rich sound. The Adirondack Spruce top gives the instrument an amazing sparkle in the highs, with a flawless projection across the entire neck. Thanks to the large Sapele cabinet, the guitar also has a warm yet defined layer, which makes the E1SS-LTD the ultimate all-rounder: rhythm guitar, fingerpicking and flatpicking, it's all no problem at all. The E1OOSS-LTD on the other hand has a completely different character thanks to the small(er) body shape. As said before, the playing experience is intimate, and the guitar therefore invites very dynamic guitar playing. Again, the Spruce top gives the guitar a nice volume and projection, and the guitar can also become surprisingly warm by changing your way of playing - if desired. And the necks on both guitars are exceptionally comfortable. Wow!
Stage and travel ready thanks to gig bag and Fishman Sonitone
As if all this wasn't enough to convince you of these cool guitars, we can also mention that both instruments come with a sturdy gig bag, and both are equipped with a built-in Fishman Sonitone system. This means you are immediately ready for all performances.
Do you want to know more about these guitars or about Eastman in general? We at Dijkmans Music have a lot of experience with this brand, and are happy to help you.