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"EASTMAN GUITARS"

Post by SUSHI GUY » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:08 pm

http://www.eastmanmandolins.com/

:) Do you have any Eastman Marcusman???

Are they popular in Texas lately??? .......J

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Post by marcusnieman » Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:35 pm

SUSHI GUY wrote:http://www.eastmanmandolins.com/

:) Do you have any Eastman Marcusman???

Are they popular in Texas lately??? .......J
Nope... no mandolins. Looks like a nice builder. Mandolins are pretty popular with country/western bands. Robert Earl Keen, Joe Ely, etc have had mandolins in their various band lineups - as well as fiddles (violins).

However, I do have Eastwood guitars:

http://eastwoodguitars.com/

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Post by Ozeshin » Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:50 pm

Have you ever played in a country band Marcus?
When I first moved into a rural lifetime from the big city the only gig i could get was backing a local Country music celeb.
He had a banjo player and a fiddle player and we were doing modern country stuff as well as some Bluegrass.
It was a real eye opener for a blues/rock based player I can tell you. :o
We did ok though...played to 3000 people over a 3 night run.

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Post by SUSHI GUY » Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:46 pm

:D What models are your Eastmans Marcusman??

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Post by leadguitar_323 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:55 pm

played to 3000 people over a 3 night run.
Hope it wasn't the patrons that were running..!!! :lol:

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Post by bluejeannot » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:12 pm

SUSHI GUY wrote:http://www.eastmanmandolins.com/

:) Do you have any Eastman Marcusman???

Are they popular in Texas lately??? .......J
Chinese made acoustic instruments have really come a long way in the last few years,check out Guild`s GAD range for example , they still however suffer from an irrational prejudice similar to the one that Japanese instruments have only just shaken off. Gabe.
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Post by f5joe » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:55 am

Over the past five years, I've owned a few Eastman high-end mandolins and a couple of archtops. The John Pisano archtop was without question one of the finest guitars I've ever owned.

I've been downsizing and sold them but only because I have had other brands for a lot longer.

I would highly recommend their upper-end models.
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Post by AlanN » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:11 am

Marcus, what Eastwoods do you own? I've been um'ing and ah'ing over a Tuxedo (black/white, naturally!) for ages now...

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Post by marcusnieman » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:03 am

AlanN wrote:Marcus, what Eastwoods do you own? I've been um'ing and ah'ing over a Tuxedo (black/white, naturally!) for ages now...
I have a black / white Tuxedo, a sunburst Tuxedo, the H44 Stratotone (two pickups and copper colorway) and I have the black lap steel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps3GDjmEyVI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHocqUby ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNZbteXw ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRebFdJ0 ... re=related

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Post by marcusnieman » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:12 am

Ozeshin wrote:Have you ever played in a country band Marcus?
When I first moved into a rural lifetime from the big city the only gig i could get was backing a local Country music celeb.
He had a banjo player and a fiddle player and we were doing modern country stuff as well as some Bluegrass.
It was a real eye opener for a blues/rock based player I can tell you. :o
We did ok though...played to 3000 people over a 3 night run.
Nope.... never did a country thing. Totally different animal than what I'm used to playing - as you'd mentioned.

I'd really have to work on my fingerpicking technique with my Tele twang tone. Can't fake it in Texas.

I've sat in on a couple of tunes in an informal setting with Robert Earl Keen, Jr..... (my wife is good friends with him) and I always end up bluesing up a nice country tune. He's a good guy - damn good storytelling songwriter in the vein of Jerry Jeff Walker. Good singer and picker too.

"The road goes on forever and the party never ends"
Robert Earl Keen, Jr

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Post by AlanN » Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:12 am

How are the Tuxedos, Marcus? Four questions in particular if you've got time:

1) Are they too small? I'm a fairly big guy (http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh32 ... C03476.jpg rear right with the "guitar hero" t-shirt) and playing certain guitars just looks slapstick (my duosonic drawing particularly funny looks while on stage!).

2) How's the balance?

3) How's the build?

4) How's the feel/how do they play?

The sound is fantastic, so I'm not worried about that!

Thanks Marcus!

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Post by DaveWW » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:16 pm

marcusnieman wrote:
AlanN wrote:Marcus, what Eastwoods do you own? I've been um'ing and ah'ing over a Tuxedo (black/white, naturally!) for ages now...
I have a black / white Tuxedo, a sunburst Tuxedo, the H44 Stratotone (two pickups and copper colorway) and I have the black lap steel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps3GDjmEyVI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHocqUby ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNZbteXw ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRebFdJ0 ... re=related
Thanks Marcus. Mainly based on this I just got a black and white Airline Tuxedo. :D

After a few minor tweeks it's an absolute joy to play. Great for picking and has a big range of sounds from Jazz to fairly snarly! In answer to Alan's question the build is very good, korean built and pretty faultless for the money. The action is really low and the neck very comfortable.

Dave

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Post by DaveWW » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:05 pm

A few clips on the Eastwood Airline Tuxedo for anyone interested.

They're all recorded straight mic'ed off the amp with no effects just a touch of reverb. All pretty much on the same settings on both guitar and amp just changing pickups and style.

http://www.esnips.com/web/davidkw2001-Stuff


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Post by f5joe » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:53 pm

NOTICE: Thread highjacked. :x
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Post by DaveWW » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:13 am

:roll: What the ?!!!!? :roll:

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