Eastman Guitars Now At GAK!

We are very proud to announce that GAK will now be stocking Eastman Electric & Acoustic Guitars, online and in-store! We will be featuring Eastman Electrics, Acoustics, Electro Acoustics, Travel Acoustics & Ukuleles.

Eastman Overview

In 1992, Qian Ni, who had come to the United States from China to study music, founded Eastman Strings. In the beginning, he and his two musician colleagues bought instruments from Western-trained violin makers from their hometown in China, but before long, they saw that a different approach was needed.

Mr. Ni hired a group of established master violinmakers, and with their help, he established a large master violin workshop devoted to the handcrafting of instruments—one of the first the world had known since the first half of the 20th century. In the short time since this workshop was founded, the reputation of Eastman Strings’ instruments for tonal quality and craftsmanship excellence has become a worldwide standard.

The results exceeded expectations and became an immediate hit among players of all levels. Rapidly Eastman was established as an extremely high quality- high value, affordable archtop guitar manufacturer. It was only logical that Eastman continued to branch out into the mandolin family of instruments, various electric guitars and flat top acoustic guitars. All products have been highly regarded by players and used everywhere from homes to major concert stages internationally.

Eastman T486B Center Block Thinline, Classic

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A full-size 16” thin line. Deluxe Laminate Top, Deluxe Laminate back and sides with versatile, responsive, with plenty of tone and attitude! Dual Seymour Duncan Phat-Cat Pickups.


Eastman T386 Center Block Thinline, Red

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A full-size 16” thin line. Laminate Maple Top, Laminate Maple back and sides with versatile, responsive, with plenty of tone and attitude! Dual Kent Armstrong Humbucker Pickups.


Eastman ACDR2 Dreadnought Acoustic, Sapele

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Although small by modern standards, this was the normal sized instrument in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Guitars were considered a parlour instrument, that is, to be played in small rooms for small groups of people. Don’t let their diminutive size fool you, With the extra mass of a pyramid bridge moved to the widest point on the lower bout, this slotted headstock 12 fret guitar can fill more than a parlour with its huge sound.


Eastman E6OM Traditional Orchestra Model Acoustic, Natural

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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.


Eastman EU3C Concert Ukulele, Mahogany

eastman-eu3c-concert-ukulele-439496The Eastman EU3C features all solid wood construction with the top, back and sides made from the finest mahogany finished in ahigh-glosss nitrocellulose lacquer.

The body is matched with rosewood binding and the fretboard is inlaid with abalone pearl snowflakes. Appointments include a bone nut and classic Grover tuning machines. Nylgut strings and hard case included.


Eastman EU3T Tenor Grand Concert Ukulele, Mahogany

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The Eastman EU3T features all solid wood construction with the top, back and sides made from the finest mahogany finished in a high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer.

The body is matched with rosewood binding and the fretboard is inlaid with abalone pearl snowflakes. Appointments include a bone nut and classic Grover tuning machines. Nylgut strings and hard case included.


Eastman ACTG2E Travel Electro Acoustic, Sapele

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The Eastman ACTG2E is a modern handcrafted travel electro-acoustic featuring: solid Sitka Spruce top, solid Sapele back and sides, Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, chrome tuners and an open pore satin gloss finish.


Eastman ACTG1 Travel Acoustic, Natural

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The Eastman 1 Series is a modern handcrafted instrument featuring: solid Sitka Spruce top, laminated Sapele back and side, Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, chrome tuners and an open pore satin gloss finish.

Available as a dreadnought, dreadnought electro, grand auditorium, grand auditorium electro and travel guitar shapes. See product options above.

Check out our entire range of Eastman now over at GAK.co.uk!