Eastman E10SS/v Slope-Shouldered Dreadnought - Antique Varnish Finish
The Eastman E10SS/v slope-shouldered dreadnought is consistently one of our favorite acoustics. It starts with a solid Adirondack spruce top over solid mahogany back and sides—great for articulate highs with pronounced lows and balanced mids. An easy-playing mahogany neck with dark rosewood fretboard is set into the ivoroid-bound body. Already, it's a classic.
Eastman's vintage hand-applied antique varnish finish is a traditional French polish technique that receives nearly as much personal attention as some boutique builders’ instruments. The thin varnish lets the wood respond far better than heavier finishes, for a guitar that sounds sweeter right now and gets better as it ages. And the tone is comparable to instruments costing more than twice as much.
We’re big fans of Eastman’s build quality, traditional styling and surprising affordability. Great tone, great look, great price—great guitars!
- Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
- Back/Sides: Solid Mahogany
- Finish: Hand-applied, aged antique varnish
- Bracing: Hand-carved Scalloped X
- Binding: Ivoroid, top and back
- Neck: Mahogany with traditional “C” profile
- Fingerboard: Rosewood w/ pearl dot inlay
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Nut: 1 11/16" bone,
- Scale Length: 24.75”
- Body Dimensions: 16" X 4-1/2"
- Bracings: Hand-carved Scalloped X
- Bridge/Saddle: Rosewood/Bone, 2-5/32" Spacing
- Rosette: Classic multi-ring
- Case: Hardshell included