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Eastman AC822CE-FF Fan Fret Guitar


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Please Note!  This guitar is presently out of stock. 

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 Schertler Lydia pickup 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.

Top: Solid Engelmann Spruce
Back: Solid Rosewood
Sides: Solid Rosewood
Finish: Nitrocellulose
Rosette: Abalone
Electronics: Schertler Lydia
Fretboard Inlay: Small Dots
Binding: Multi-ply Figured Maple
Tuning Machines: Gotoh SG301-20GG
Nut: Bone
Case: Hardshell Case Included

Visit the Eastman Guitars website and read more about the AC822FF here!

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

Serial Number: Varies as New.   This example is 10155175.

Pricing: $2250 Canadian Dollars or $1,815  US Dollars (based on 1.24% exchange)  With Hardshell Case


Price: $2,539.00 CAD
  • Model: AC822CE-FF
  • Year: Current
  • Class: New
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New

  • Not Consignment

  • Including Hard case

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