Up for sale is my Eastman E20-OM. I bought this guitar in 2012 from Ivor Mairants in London. The first thing I did was have an LR Baggs Anthem pickup fitted, and then had the guitar setup in a PLEK machine for ultra-playability, by master guitar tech Charlie Chandler at Charlie Chandlers Guitar Experience, making an already easy to play guitar, literally effortless. A pick guard and heel mounted strap pin were also fitted at the time.The guitar is in fantastic condition, but due to the nature of the very delicate, and thinly applied nitrocellulose finish used on these guitars, which contribute to the resonant tone, there are a few little chips to the lacquer around the headstock (where a restringing tool was used, please see pictures). There are the usual sign of playing, such as hairline scratches to the finish, on the back of the guitar, where it has rubbed against clothes whilst playing. Overall, the guitar is in top condition, and is beautifully setup. When she hasn’t been getting played, she’s been resting in her hard case.These guitars are renowned by top players in the acoustic guitar world as being up there with the big boys - Martin, Taylor, Collings etc. Luthier build quality and tone, for a very budget friendly price, considering the level of quality you’re getting, and the price you’d have to pay to reach the same quality via another, U.S brand. With what I have heard described as a Piano Growl, this guitar’s Adirondack top has had 4 years of play to really open her up. She’s a beast tonally, excelling from delicate finger-style to full on, heavy strumming, she projects the nuances and dynamics fully and beautifully. She has the power of a dreadnaught, if needed, but with the much more player friendly size and shape of an OM. I’m not desperate to sell this guitar, as she really is such a lovely instrument, however, I’ve been getting more in to nylon stringed guitars over the last year, and recently played a Flamenco guitar that I’ve fallen in love with, and seeing as I currently own 2 Spruce and Rosewood OM’s, and no nylon stringed instruments, and don’t currently have the funds to purchase the Flamenco without offloading one of my OM’s, it has come to the reality of having to reluctantly put this guitar up for sale to fund the acquisition. My other OM is a Martin 000-28EC. The Eastman E20-OM is every bit as good as this deluxe offering from Martin. They are both high end instruments, with different qualities, as well as price points! New, this guitar’s best MRSP is - £1329LR Baggs Anthem Microphone/Under Saddle Pick Up System - £330Plek Setup - £135Total cost - £1794I’m selling for £1000
Guitar can be demoed in Sutton, Surrey/South London.Would prefer cash on collection. Thanks.-------------------------------------------------E20-OM ORCHESTRA MODEL
This is the quintessential finger-style instrument. With amazing dynamic range, the Orchestra Model runs the gamut from subtle to bold. OM’s are articulate and comfortable to play due to their reduced body depth. Eastman takes a creative departure from the traditional by equipping our OM’s with a 24.9 scale length.
Neck Material: MahoganyFingerboard: EbonyNut Material: BoneNut Width: 1-3/4" Fretwire: 20 Jescar-FW43080Scale Length: 24.9"Body Dimensions: 15" X 4-1/16"Bracings: Hand-carved Scalloped XBody Top: Solid Adirondack SpruceBody Back/Sides: Solid RosewoodBridge/Saddle: Ebony/Bone, 2-5/32" SpacingRosette: ClassicCutaway: NoneSlope Shoulder: NoneHead Cap Veneer Material: RosewoodTruss Rod: Dual ActingHeadstock Style: TraditionalBinding: BodyBinding Material: Herringbone Mutil-plyLogo Material: PearlInlay: SnowflakeInlay Material: AbaloneSide Dot Color: WhiteHardware Color: ChromePickguard Material: Tortoise Shell (included in case)Tuners: Open-Gear Ping V93N 3+3Electronics: OEM Instal Options: LR Baggs Anthem SL or the LR Baggs AnthemStrings: Cleartone Phosphor Bronze .012-.053Tuning: E A D G B eCase: Hard-shell Case