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Old 09-26-2023, 01:43 PM
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These are crazy good at $580!!! Congrats!
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Old 09-26-2023, 01:53 PM
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I also have anE-1ss ltd Adirondack,seems to be several here on AGF.They are great guitars period.
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Old 09-26-2023, 02:00 PM
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Is it all solid wood or does it have laminated back and sides?


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All solid. Sitka/Sapele
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Old 09-26-2023, 02:18 PM
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All solid. Sitka/Sapele
Cool. My E1SS-LTD-TRAD is all-solid, as well, and is a terrific guitar.


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Old 09-26-2023, 03:15 PM
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I play my E10SS everyday, it's my go-to flatpicker.
BTW just put a new set of D'addario NB lights on it this AM and oh my, it sounds good to me.
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Old 09-26-2023, 03:18 PM
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That's a great post! Congrats on the Eastman. They make a fine and affordable guitar. The E1 series has been a hit with a lot of people who've played them. Also, congrats on playing outdoors and getting some feedback. You should consider finding an acoustic music / songwriters group / song circle in your area. I host one in our area and we often get folks looking for feedback on a new song, etc.
Thanks! Great idea on the acoustic music / songwriters circle / singing circle. Iíve been meaning to start one of those for a while. I will get on that!
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Beautiful guitar! Love the sunburst! Those Eastman E1SS-SB are really great values! Congratulations!

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Old 09-26-2023, 03:53 PM
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I don't wanna speak out of turn but i believe all the Eastman E1 models are all solid Sitka/Sapele unless they do a LTD release.
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Great guitars. I have the E1OOSS SB and I love it. I play it more than any of my other more expensive guitars.
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Beautiful guitar! Love the sunburst! Those Eastman E1SS-SB are really great values! Congratulations!

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They also make an E1 00 SB ........same woods , different body

not sure how to embed , but here they both are in action
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Old 09-26-2023, 06:58 PM
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I don't wanna speak out of turn but i believe all the Eastman E1 models are all solid Sitka/Sapele unless they do a LTD release.
That makes sense. My E1SS-LTD-TRAD has an Adirondack spruce top, but according to the guy at Eastman USA that I talked to they only did that because they had enough Adirondack spruce to make a limited run.


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I don't wanna speak out of turn but i believe all the Eastman E1 models are all solid Sitka/Sapele unless they do a LTD release.
Yep, as far as I understand it, the laminated back/sides models are the PCH line, which doesn't currently have the slope shoulder designs.
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Old 09-27-2023, 09:33 AM
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There is a small shop about an hour's drive from me that has that guitar in stock at the standard price. I am interested in trying it out but I wonder if it would provide anything different than what I have in my Epiphone Masterbilt. Both have solid spruce tops, both are slopes, both have the thinner nut width. The Masterbilt has solid mahogany back and sides while the Eastman has solid sapele. I've only had one guitar with sapele back and sides ... and that was a laminated entry Mitchell and I didn't like it that much.

I've only played one used Eastman in my life and I remember it had a good sound ... but not the sound I was looking for. Still, it doesn't hurt to try right?

Plus the shop owner says he has just gotten in a used Eastman 2D OM which seemed to be at a good price. Plus that offers some intriquing options which I don't have such as a solid cedar top and the OM size as all of my guitars are dreadnoughts. Still I do like the deeper bass of a dread.
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There is a small shop about an hour's drive from me that has that guitar in stock at the standard price. I am interested in trying it out but I wonder if it would provide anything different than what I have in my Epiphone Masterbilt. Both have solid spruce tops, both are slopes, both have the thinner nut width. The Masterbilt has solid mahogany back and sides while the Eastman has solid sapele. I've only had one guitar with sapele back and sides ... and that was a laminated entry Mitchell and I didn't like it that much.

I've only played one used Eastman in my life and I remember it had a good sound ... but not the sound I was looking for. Still, it doesn't hurt to try right?

Plus the shop owner says he has just gotten in a used Eastman 2D OM which seemed to be at a good price. Plus that offers some intriquing options which I don't have such as a solid cedar top and the OM size as all of my guitars are dreadnoughts. Still I do like the deeper bass of a dread.
I don't think the Eastman will blow the doors off of your Epiphone, it'll unsound different is all. Unless you are unhappy with the Epiphone. But a one hour drive to test out two guitars you are curious about sounds like a no brainer.

I own two Eastman's and enjoy both very much. They are very different in both size and shape so no real over lap to compare tone to my other guitars.
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