Modern and progressive in all the right ways
The secret to the success of Eastman Guitars is, funny enough, no secret at all. It’s rather old news, actually. Eastman Guitars doesn’t use fancy design software or innovative computerised machines and routers in their workshop. No, the devices they use are old-school – trained hands and sharp tools. The same way they were used in master workshops 100 years ago. And this is exactly what makes Eastman Guitars so special. Their craftspeople and master builders, under the guidance of master luthiers, carefully handcraft all the Eastman Guitars from aged tonewoods in precisely the same way as the famous French and German classical instrument workshops did over a century ago. The result? Truly remarkable and expertly crafted guitars.
Why we sell Eastman
At KGS, we only carry brands we truly believe in. Here are the some of the key reasons we sell Eastman Guitars:
- Great value for money
- Acoustics: great range based on the classics like the dreadnought and the orchestra models.
- Acoustics: Solid build quality at a very competitive price that makes you wonder why you would get a Gibson or Martin that is easily twice as expensive.
- Electrics: seriously good ES-335 based models starting at a little over €1100,-
- Quality control and service. Eastman guitars go to a rigorous quality check and their after sales service is phenomanal
Naturally, if we decide to become an official dealer of a certain brand, it’s because we believe they make great guitars. This, of course, also applies to Eastman Guitars. The price to quality ratio of their guitars is incredible; they look great, feel great, and play great. But don’t just take our word for it; check out this review.
Eastman E10 OM SB
The Eastman traditional series honors the USA guitars made in the ’30’s and ’40’s of last century. Their skilled craftsmen hand build each guitar. And at a very affordable price. This OM is a great example of that. Excellent playability because of the low string action and comfortable neck shape. And the solid mahogany back and sides paired with a Adirondack Spruce Top give it a distinct and warm voice.
REVIEWS & DEMOS
COMPARING AN EASTMAN E10D AGAINST A MARTIN D18
Tony from the Acoustic Letter compares the Eastman E10D to a MArtin D18. Note by note, a genuine comparison.
MEET THE PEOPLE AT EASTMAN
Get a glimpse behind the scenes with the people of Eastman and how they look at builing guitars.
HANDBUILD GUITARS, SEE HOW IT IS DONE
Eastman guitars are handbuild in Beijing China. Come and have a look over the shoulder over these craftsman.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
Pepijn from Eastman gives an introduction into their luthier handmade guitars.
AN EXAMINATION OF THE AC222ce
The AC222 is a workhorse of a guitar. The guys at the Acoustic Letter put it to the test.
ROSEWOOD VERSUS MAHOGANY
Let’s compare two dreadnought guitars. A Eastman E10D with mahagany back and sides versus a E20D with rosewood back and sides.
EASTMAN T59/v DEMO
If you are thinking about a ES 335 type guitar have a look at the demo made by the good people of N-stuff Music.
The Eastman Romeo reviewed by the Guitarist
The Romeo is an all original design by Eastman. It builds on their experience with thinline guitars and it adds its own colour.
EASTMAN SB VERSUS GIBSON LP MURPHY LAB
Reth Shull takes two Les Paul guitars to the testing grounds. With a €5500,- price difference, see what you would decide.