Eastman T59V - 2018
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Eastman is a brand known for crafting instruments that combine vintage vibes with modern playability, and the T59V is no exception.
First off, the "T" stands for thinline, which means this guitar has a semi-hollow body. It's a classic design that's loved for its warm and resonant tones. And the "59"? Well, that's a nod to the late '50s, a time when iconic guitars were taking the stage.
When you pick up a T59V, you'll notice its craftsmanship right away. The attention to detail is spot-on. The body is carefully constructed from quality tonewoods, with maple back and sides with a spruce top. This combination gives the guitar a sweet balance of warmth and clarity.
The vintage-style humbucker pickups are where the magic really happens. They've got that sweet, creamy sound that's perfect for jazz, blues, and rock. Think about those classic tones you'd hear in smoky clubs from back in the day – that's what these pickups bring to the table.
Now, the "V" in T59V stands for "varnish," and that's a special touch. Instead of a thick, glossy finish, Eastman uses a varnish that lets the wood breathe. It's like a time capsule, taking you back to the era when guitars were built with a different kind of love.
And when you play it, you'll feel that love too. The neck is comfortable, and the fretwork is top-notch. It's one of those guitars that feels like an old friend from the moment you start strumming.
Whether you're into jazz licks, soulful bends, or just grooving along, the Eastman T59V has you covered. It's like having a vintage-inspired classic that's also super versatile, reliable and affordable.
- Neck Material: Maple
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Neck Profile: Traditional Even "C"
- Nut: Bone 1.72"
- 1st Fret String Height: .022"
- 12th Freight String Height: Bass .078" & Treble .062"
- Fretwire: 22 Medium Jumbo Jescar 47104
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Body Style: 16" Thinline
- Body Dimensions: 16" x 1 3/4"
- Body Top: Deluxe Flamed Maple Laminate
- Body Back/Sides: Deluxe Flamed Maple Laminate
- Truss Rod: Single Acting
- Binding: Headstock, Neck, Body,
- Binding Material: Ivoroid
- Logo: Pearl Headstock
- Inlay: Pearl Split Blocks
- Finish: Antique Varnish
- Hardware Color: Aged Nickel
- Tailpiece: Gotoh Relic Series GE101A
- Bridge: Gotoh GE104B-Relic
- Tuners: Gotoh Relic Series SD90
- Knobs: Replaced Gibson Knobs
- Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Antiquity Humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Antiquity Humbucker
- Pickup Height: 3/32" bass side, 3/32" Treble Side
- Pickup Frame: Black Plastic
- Switch: 3 Way Switch
- Potentiometers: 500K AudioTaper
- Output Jack: Switchcraft
- Case: Hardshell Case