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Old 09-30-2023, 07:23 PM
PeterMN PeterMN is offline
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Default Anyone have experience with the Eastman E20OO?

I'm considering getting an Eastman E20OO, specifically the 12 fret model. My only hesitation is depending on the make some OOs can sound small or "boxy". This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it isn't what I'm looking for. Does anyone have firsthand experience with the E20OO and if so how would you describe it's sound? I'm looking for a resonate and open sound similar to what you'd expect from a OOO or OM, but in a slightly smaller bodied, 12 fret package. For what it's worth I play almost entirely fingerstyle, and only strum occasionally. With a OO I expect more note separation than a OOO or OM which is fine. I just want to avoid anything with a thin or boxy sound.
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Old 10-01-2023, 07:08 AM
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I have owned one for about nine months. I would describe the tone as somewhat boxy but resonant with the characteristic rosewood overtones. The adi top is very lively and projects very well. Volume is surprising from such a small instrument. So far Iíve tried DíAddario EJ16, Silk & Steel & XS PB 12ís. All sound excellent. My sample seems to be very well built and is a total gas to play and hear others play it. Excellent choice for finger style but sounds great for strumming too. I really love mine.
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Old 10-01-2023, 06:31 PM
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Eastman produces world-class hand-made instruments that are second to none.
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Old 10-01-2023, 06:49 PM
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Eastman produces world-class hand-made instruments that are second to none.
Well there's a big statement.
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Old 10-02-2023, 10:15 AM
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Eastman produces world-class hand-made instruments that are second to none.
I agree. I just sold a D28 that I've owned for 6 years but wasn't playing much but kept my daily player, a 11 year old Eastman E10SS.
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