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Eastman T59/v Thinline Archtop The Music Zoo Review

The Eastman T59/v boasts plenty of vintage tone to match its vintage visual appeal!

The Eastman T59/v Thinline Archtop offers refined tone and playability and presents it through Eastman's classic styling and tasteful vintage vibes. This model from the established brand draws inspiration from the archtops of old, taking everything we've grown to adore about those classic instruments, and using them with the modern features that players need and want in today's age. Scroll below to see some hi-res photos of the new model from Fender as well!

Eastman T59/v Thinline Archtop The Music Zoo Review

Eastman T59/v Thinline Archtop Specs

  • 16" X 3-3/4" Body Dimensions
  • Antique Varnish Finish
  • Laminated Flame Maple Top with Ivoroid F-Hole Binding
  • Laminated Flame Maple Back and Sides
  • 3-Piece Maple Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 22 Jescar FW47101-P Frets
  • 1-3/4" Nut Width
  • 12” Fretboard Radius
  • .860" Neck Profile at Nut
  • .980” Neck Profile at 12th Fret
  • Ebony Head Cap Veneer
  • Single-Acting Truss Rod
  • Ivoroid Binding
  • Seymour Duncan Seth Lover Humbucker Pickups
  • Bone Nut
  • Gotoh Relic SD90 Tuners
  • Tune-o-Matic Bridge with Steel Stop Tailpiece

Eastman T59/v Thinline Archtop The Music Zoo Review

Eastman T59/v Thinline Archtop Tone

With the Eastman T59/v's pickups being wound a bit hotter than most guitars in ts class, it has plenty of power at the bridge position that bites when you want it to bite, and smooths itself out when you ease off. The dynamic nature of this guitar is what keeps our hands glued to it. The responsiveness continues in the middle and neck positions, with the latter being soft but with plenty of clarity. The middle position is perfect for funky rhythms when you need to take it there.

Eastman T59/v Thinline Archtop The Music Zoo Review

Eastman T59/v Thinline Archtop Feel

If you're used to archtops of old, you'll feel right at home with the T59/v. This model features a comfortable rounded "C" neck profile that fits snuggly in your hand. The rolled fret edges and a 12" radius make things easy to manage on the fretboard, creating a virtually uninhibited playing experience. Unlike ost archtops, we didnt feel like we needed a break due to discomfort after a long playing session. Eastman did a great job making a players guitar while retaining all of the great visual appeal.

Eastman T59/v Thinline Archtop The Music Zoo Review

Why We Like It

For 2019, the Eastman T59/v keeps their French-polished and aged patina finishes that we've come to lust for, and adds a hand-made pickguard and narrower headstock design. Aesthetics and build quality are important to Eastman, and it shows. This guitar feels like a premium custom instrument, which is why we had a tough time putting it down.

Eastman T59/v Thinline Archtop The Music Zoo Review

Eastman T59/v Thinline Archtop Price

$1,355.00 Retail at the time of this post. Pricing subject to change.

Eastman T59/v Thinline Archtop Colors

The Eastman T59/v Thinline is available in Antique Amber and Antique Red.

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