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Old 06-16-2019, 07:45 AM
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Thanks to all of you for taking part in the poll. I was torn between the Eastman and waiting for the Yamaha FG3.

However the pictures of this particular Eastman on the website nudged me in the direction of the E1D. The flame on the neck looks gorgeous! It should be with me either Monday or Tuesday. The link has the pictures of the actual guitar:

https://www.peachguitars.com/guitars...-d-natural.htm
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:30 AM
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Nice! Love my E1D.
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Looks good, let us know how it sounds and plays, congrats.
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Congrats! I had an E1OM for a bit, and it was a stellar little OM. Iím sure the dread will be a great guitar as well! Love the figuring on the neck!
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:44 AM
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The guitar arrived safely today. Only had half an hour of playing time with it but Iím happy, it has the sound I had in my head when I was listening to the videos videos over and over!

Fit and finish is decent although there are a few blobs of glue on the inside around the edges and a little of overspray with the nitro on the inside of the soundhole but Iím nitpicking.

Iím looking forward to giving it a set up (it doesnít need too much just a little of the saddle shaving down). The neck is dead straight and nut is cut very well.

Quick question for other owners - the ebony end pin looks quite large. Has anyone removed it to fit a pickup, and if you did, did the hole need reaming out or was it already the correct size?
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The guitar arrived safely today. Only had half an hour of playing time with it but Iím happy, it has the sound I had in my head when I was listening to the videos videos over and over!

Fit and finish is decent although there are a few blobs of glue on the inside around the edges and a little of overspray with the nitro on the inside of the soundhole but Iím nitpicking.

Iím looking forward to giving it a set up (it doesnít need too much just a little of the saddle shaving down). The neck is dead straight and nut is cut very well.

Quick question for other owners - the ebony end pin looks quite large. Has anyone removed it to fit a pickup, and if you did, did the hole need reaming out or was it already the correct size?
Congrats again! If memory serves, Eastman pre drills all their end pins to be receive a standard jack insert. You shouldn't need any modifications.
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Congrats, Nick! That flamed neck is gorgeous. Agree with treenewt about the end pin.
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Nice wood on the back and neck!! Let us know how you like it.
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Congrats again! If memory serves, Eastman pre drills all their end pins to be receive a standard jack insert. You shouldn't need any modifications.
Brilliant Iíve got a Baggs M80 doing nothing that would go really well in there
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Thanks to all of you for taking part in the poll. I was torn between the Eastman and waiting for the Yamaha FG3.

However the pictures of this particular Eastman on the website nudged me in the direction of the E1D. The flame on the neck looks gorgeous! It should be with me either Monday or Tuesday. The link has the pictures of the actual guitar:

https://www.peachguitars.com/guitars...-d-natural.htm
Exciting, Nick. Welcome to the wonderful world of Eastman. Do keep us posted on your impressions.

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Congrats! It's so nice that you can get a good quality instrument for not a lot of money! Enjoy!!
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:46 PM
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My first eastman should be in my hands tommorrow. AC322CE.
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:05 AM
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I have three Eastman acoustics and love them all. I'm sure you'll be happy. I have seen a few that weren't set up too well though. One of mine was going to be sold until I got a good setup and it moved right up to my #1 spot.
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