5 Best Eastman Acoustic Guitars of 2019 – Reviews

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EASTMAN GUITAR has long been a leading manufacturer and supplier of musical instruments. Players know when they buy an Eastman acoustic guitar product, they are getting quality materials at an affordable price. While they make many musical instruments, the acoustic guitar is one of Eastman’s best selling products. While all Eastman Instruments and products would be a good value, there are a few guitars that stand out from the crowd. We’ve selected these 5 guitars due to their quality, performance, and value. These are the best 5 that Eastman Guitar has to offer based on our testing.

Best Eastman Acoustic Guitars
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1 Eastman Acoustic Guitar AC422CE

 


Eastman AC422CE
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The Eastman AC422CE is very responsive for finger-style (folk music), can hold up to moderate to heavy strumming (think bluegrass). Furthermore, this guitar is ideal for those that play a variety of styles of music. The Venetian cutaway allows you even more flexibility, therefore, allowing you to flat pick runs beyond the 14th fret. In addition to the cutaway feature, the AC422CE also comes with electronics that will allow you to plug in for gigs when needed. Check out our own review of this Eastman AC422CE guitar! This Eastman Acoustic guitar body shape is similar to the Taylor brand Grand Auditorium model at a fraction of the cost. The AC422CE also comes with inlaid abalone on the sound hole. Not only does it sound good it looks good too!

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2 Eastman Acoustic Guitar E20OM

 


Eastman E20OM
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The Eastman E20OM is a classic design and very comfortable to hold since it has a shallower body. This guitar shines as a guitar that is finger picked or with flat picking melodic runs. This guitar is ideal for those that play a variety of styles of folk/blues music.

The Adirondack spruce top really sets this guitar apart. The stiffer wood gives this guitar a clearer tone and seems to give it a little better articulation. This wood is a prized tonewood reserved for better quality guitars. The Ebony fingerboard provides for smooth playing. While it is a matter of preference I do prefer the texture of ebony over rosewood for a fingerboard.

This body shape is similar to Martin’s Eric Clapton model(00-28) at a fraction of the cost. I think not having a cutaway feature gives the guitar a classic look. The tone is just amazing for this guitar and it is very comfortable to hold!

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3 Eastman Acoustic Guitar AC322CE

 


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The Eastman AC322CE is very responsive for finger-style (folk music), can hold up to moderate to heavy strumming (think bluegrass). This guitar is ideal for those that play a fingerstyle of music. As with the 422CE model, the cut-away allows you even more flexibility by allowing you to pick runs beyond the 14th fret. It also comes with electronics that will allow you to plug in for gigs when needed.

Its primary difference is that the back and sides are made of Sapele instead of rosewood. This guitar will tend to have a stronger mid-range but the base won’t be quite as responsive and the trebles won’t be quite as shimmery. Sapele like Mahogany guitars, tend to favor fingerstyle picking. Most of my favorite finger picking guitars are made from mahogany but this is guitar has a very similar tone to Mahogany and is an excellent value.

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4 Eastman Acoustic Guitar E10D

 


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This guitar is Eastman’s Dreadnought entry. The Eastman E10D is very similar to the famous Martin D-18. It’s back and sides are all Mahogany and it has an Adirondack spruce top to give it more clarity.

Dreadnought guitars make awesome bluegrass guitars and are well suited for the heaving picking and have the volume to stand up to banjo’s, fiddles, and mandolins. If your intent is to play bluegrass music or if you have a heavy-handed picking style, you can’t go wrong with a banjo killer like this guitar.

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5 Eastman Acoustic Guitar E10OM

 


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The Eastman E10OM is a classic orchestra model design and is very comfortable to hold as a result of its shallower body just like the E20OM. This guitar shines as a guitar that is finger picked. This guitar is ideal for those that play a variety of styles of folk/blues music.

The Adirondack spruce top paired with the mahogany back and sides of this Eastman acoustic guitar really sets it apart from others. As a result of the stiffer variety of spruce wood, this guitar has a clearer tone and seems to a little better articulation. The result of the mahogany back and sides is an excellent mid-range tone that will continue to improve on its warm sound as the wood ages over time.

You’ll find the sound of this guitar to have a warmer feel to it as it has the mahogany back and sides. I would consider this one over the E20OM model if my style of playing is fingerpicking or group singing.

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Comparison of Eastman Acoustic Guitars
Eastman AC422CE Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Eastman E20 Orchestra Model Traditional Flattop Sunburst Finish Acoustic Guitar with Hardshell Case
Eastman AC322CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Eastman Traditional Adirondack/Mahogany Dreadnought Natural w/Hardshell Case
Eastman E10OM Orchestra Model Acoustic Guitar
Eastman AC422CE Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Eastman E20 Orchestra Model Traditional Flattop Sunburst Finish Acoustic Guitar with Hardshell Case
Eastman AC322CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Eastman Traditional Adirondack/Mahogany Dreadnought Natural w/Hardshell Case
Eastman E10OM Orchestra Model Acoustic Guitar
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Eastman AC422CE Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Eastman AC422CE Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
$1,189.00
14 Reviews
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Eastman E20 Orchestra Model Traditional Flattop Sunburst Finish Acoustic Guitar with Hardshell Case
Eastman E20 Orchestra Model Traditional Flattop Sunburst Finish Acoustic Guitar with Hardshell Case
$1,409.00
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Eastman AC322CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Eastman AC322CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
$935.00
1 Reviews
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Eastman Traditional Adirondack/Mahogany Dreadnought Natural w/Hardshell Case
Eastman Traditional Adirondack/Mahogany Dreadnought Natural w/Hardshell Case
Price not available
6 Reviews
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Eastman E10OM Orchestra Model Acoustic Guitar
Eastman E10OM Orchestra Model Acoustic Guitar
$1,189.00
6 Reviews
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