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Digital Subscriptions > Guitar Magazine > Jul-18 > E1P-LTD, E100-LTD & E100SS-LTD

E1P-LTD, E100-LTD & E100SS-LTD

All-solid tonewoods, bone appointments, nitrocellulose finish and Fishman electronics may seem like high-end stuff, but each of these guitars costs under a grand. Huw Price heads east…




The idea for this limited edition range of parlor guitars came from that most relatable of places – a desire to not let something that’s good go to waste. You see, Eastman usually uses Sitka spruce for its 00-sized guitars, but the musical instrument giant found that it had stocks of Adirondack spruce that weren’t large enough for dreadnoughts and grand auditorium models. Rather than discard the wood, the company instead decided to produce a limited run of 00 models using the Adirondack, and a total of 130 will be made for each model.

The desire to promote sustainable use of wood carries on to the finish of these guitars – acoustic tops are graded for looks as well as tap tone and some perfectly good wood gets wasted when the grain is deemed too wonky or the colour is inconsistent.

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