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DISCONTINUED!!! Eastman AC822CE-FF Fan Fret Guitar


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This is a new Eastman AC822CE-FF Fan Fret Guitar, built with a solid Engelmann spruce top, rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and bridge, and has a LR Baggs Anthem system.

The idea of the Fan Fret design is to provide a different scale length for each string, improving string-to-string tonal and tension balance and intonation.

The Fan Fret concept is very old. The Bandora, dating to the 1560’s, used the fanned spacing to provide longer scale lengths on the bass strings. In 1900, E. A. Edgren patented an instrument using fanned spacing.

The modern resurgence of the fan fret design owes much to Ralph Novak of Novax Guitars. 26 years ago, in 1989, Novak patented a multi-scale length system based on the fan fret idea and formed Novax guitars, and is now located in Eugene, Oregon.

The Eastman AC822CE-FF Fan Fret guitar was designed by renowned Italian guitar maker Fabio Ragghianti. This instrument features a sound port on the upper bout for a spacious ambient voice. The ergonomically correct fanned fret design intonates perfectly and balances brilliantly.

Specifications for the Eastman AC822CE-FF:

  • Neck Material:Mahogany
  • Fingerboard:Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius:12″
  • Neck Profile:Traditional Even “C”
  • Nut:Bone 1-3/4″
  • Fretwire:20 Jescar-FW43080
  • Scale Length:25.5″ Bass Side 24.75″ Treble Side
  • Body Dimensions:16″ x 4 1/4″
  • Bracings:Hand Scalloped X
  • Body Top:Solid Engleman Spruce
  • Body Back/Sides:Solid Rosewood
  • Bridge/Saddle:Ebony/Bone, 2 5/32″ Spacing
  • Rosette:Abalone
  • Truss Rod:Dual Acting
  • Binding:Top, Back, Fingerboard, and Headstock
  • Binding Material:Figured Maple
  • Logo:Pearl Headstock
  • Inlay:Pearl Dots
  • Side Dot Color:Black
  • Bridge Pins:Ebony w/Abalone Dots
  • Body Top Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Neck Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Hardware Color:Gold
  • Pickguard:None
  • Tuners:Gotoh SG301
  • Electronics:LR Baggs Anthem
  • Strings:D’Addario .012-.053 #EXP16
  • Action Height:12th fret 3/32″ on the bass side and 2/32″ on the treble side
  • Case:Hardshell Case
  • Truss Rod Wrench:4mm

Read about the Bandora here!

Visit the Novax Guitars site and read more about Fan Fret instruments here.

Read Ralph Novak’s presentation on Scale Length and Tone to the 1995 Guild of American Luthiers convention here

Price: $2,815.00 CAD
  • Model: AC822CE-FF
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss Natural
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New.   This example is 10155175
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 24/03/2015

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.4lbs 2kg
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