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SandBagger
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Enjoy Every Popsicle
Sep 16th, 2016 07:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Gorgeous body, but what really does it for me is the slotted headstock.

Just oozes class!

Viera
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Sep 16th, 2016 08:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Very nice! It does have that classy thing going.

I fight that sideways photo thing sometimes when posting in Craigslist. Usually if I go to "Paint", do a save as and then rotate the photo sideways it then comes in as expected. Don't know what the cause is.

Tony Salieri

Houston, Texas

I'm a tone deaf hack.
Sep 16th, 2016 04:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's a good looking guitar! Hope that it scratches yer itch.

SandBagger
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Enjoy Every Popsicle
Sep 16th, 2016 08:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Now you just need to go online and find a place that makes/sells custom made pick guards.



Ragtop
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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Sep 17th, 2016 04:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ya think, SB?

Should I go with black or tortoise? Martin style or just that tear drop?




**the anti-pickguard faction should be responding shortly!**

twangdoodles

michigan usa

Sep 17th, 2016 05:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Pretty guitar, don't spoil it...

Te 52

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Sep 17th, 2016 05:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Dang, that is some of the flamiest mahogany I've seen in a *long* time. Congrats!

urby
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Not quite my tempo
Sep 21st, 2016 07:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I thought slot-heads joined the body at the 12th fret?

Viera
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Santee CA

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Sep 21st, 2016 08:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

^ Nope. Slotted headstock simply refers to the style of headstock. It has nothing to do with where the body joins the fret board. That said, you're more likely to find a slotted headstock on a 12 fret acoustic than on a 14 fretter.

JimmySee
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Back in the old

neighborhood.
Sep 25th, 2016 11:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Bought one but sold it -- just wasn't playing it -- so when we relocated from SoCal, it was in my sell pile.



kego
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Give me a second to think of something..
Sep 26th, 2016 10:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've played several of their higher end models and have been *very* impressed with the craftsmanship. They make some fantastic guitars.

That's a purdy one ya got there!

Ragtop
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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Sep 27th, 2016 04:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It is purdy! Plays nice too, sounds just like it should- punchy and woody.

My only complaint is the gloss neck, would have preferred satin. But I read that Eastman uses gloss on all their higher-end guitars.

I put a set of Elixir lights on it. Meant to buy the nanos but grabbed the polys instead. Haven't used polys in years, but they really sound good!

Ragtop
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The older the violin

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Sep 30th, 2016 04:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Welp, I took it back. (GC has a 45-day return on its used gear, although I had to pay the $18 shipping.)

It was a cool and well-built guitar, but I knew I'd never fall in love with it due to the neck. The gloss finish was too thick for me, and the neck itself was just a bit too slender.

I ran across the river the other day to Lidgett Music, and played a few new Eastmans, and found a couple of models, the "E" (for "Traditional") series, that have a chunky neck and a satin (or maybe semigloss) finish that I liked a lot. But they didn't have the model I wanted.

However, I found exactly what I was looking for on Reverb. Sent a message to the seller, who seemed like a good guy, and the price was excellent, so I bought it. It's a 2016 E6OM, a traditional sitka/mahogany orchestra model.

Should have it early next week, will report back.

SandBagger
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Enjoy Every Popsicle
Sep 30th, 2016 06:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Next owner: "Elixir Light Pollys?!?....WTF?!?... Let me take these off and get some heavier Nanos on here!"

Ragtop
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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Sep 30th, 2016 02:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, they were probably dancing around the manager's office at GC when I accidentally bought those. "Yay, we sold a set of those Polys from 1992!!! Haha!

They actually sounded quite good though. But then I like Elixirs. Some don't.

Ragtop
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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Oct 5th, 2016 04:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not to beat this Eastman thing to death, but the 2016 E6OM arrived yesterday.

I'm used to receiving dirty old guitars, so it was nice to get a nice clean newer one for once. Near perfect condition, original strings. Not flashy, very traditional sitka/hog look.

I played it for a couple hours, and was amazed at the tone and playibility. Perfect setup, and I like the short scale. Tone is punchy and woody, quite loud. This is a lot of guitar for $495. Nice case too.

I'm having a Holter pickguard made, the teardrop style. Will put that on when it gets here, along with a set of Elixir lights.



E6OM

SandBagger
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Enjoy Every Popsicle
Oct 5th, 2016 07:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sweet!

reverend mikey
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Oct 5th, 2016 08:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What SandBagger said - nice looking guitar. A pickguard will definitely complete the picture!

Is your mahogany as nice as what's on the back of the one in the website pic?

Viera
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Oct 5th, 2016 09:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Assuming that the E6OM is in near new condition with a good setup, you got a very nice guitar for the $. Please report back once you've had a chance to play it some.

Ragtop
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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Oct 5th, 2016 09:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It is, mikey. All the Eastman mahogany I've seen, and I've seen 10-12 guitars lately, has that nice shimmer to it.

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