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Eastman E10 OOSS Steel String Guitar Sunburst


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The Eastman E10 OOSS is a modern version of a classic – the OO body shape with an Adirondack Spruce top and Mahogany back, sides and neck with Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. This design comes from the 1898 Martin OO18, which was built until 1995, and again since 2006 with a few variations.

The OO body is a bit larger and louder than the ‘Parlor Guitar’ size, and closer to the volume of a classical guitar body. These are known as being tonally very well balanced, with good clarity and separation between notes. They make excellent fingerstyle guitars.

In this case, the Eastman E10 OOSS guitar’s top is Adirondack Spruce, which was the wood most often used for instruments before WW2. Over-harvesting led to a switch to Sitka Spruce. Adirondack stocks are recovering and is being used more often. Sitka is a bit stiffer and has tighter, more even grain structure. Adirondack however tends to retain a sweetness when played very hard. Following pre-war models, the braces are hand scalloped to improve responsiveness. Unlike any of the older models, it has a double-acting truss rod, meaning that it can work in either direction, putting bow into a neck as well as taking it out.

Eastman is one of the largest instrument manufacturers, and produce many violin family models as well as guitars. Their guitars are solid wood, with nitrocellulose lacquer finishes, but without the higher prices of US built models.  The Eastman E10 OOSS is a top quality instrument at a reasonable price.

The Eastman E10 OOSS is very similar to the Eastman E10 OOSSV, the differences being the finishes and the woods used for the fingerboard and bridge. The E10 OOSS uses a gloss nitrocellulose lacquer sunburst finish and Indian Rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge, while the E10 OOSSV has an Antique Varnish finish and Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge.

The original hard shell case is included.

Eastman E10 OOSS Specifications:

  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
  • Neck Profile: Traditional Even “C”
  • Nut: Bone 1 11/16″
  • Fretwire: 20 Jescar-FW43080
  • Scale Length: 24.75″
  • Body Dimensions: 14-3/4″ x 4″
  • Bracings: Hand-Carved Scalloped X
  • Body Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
  • Body Back/Sides: Solid Mahogany
  • Bridge/Saddle: Rosewood/Bone, 2-5/32″ Spacing
  • Rosette: Classic
  • Truss Rod: Dual Acting
  • Binding: Top/Back
  • Binding Material: Ivoroid
  • Logo: Pearl Headstock
  • Inlay: Pearl Dots
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Neck Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose
  • Hardware Color: Antique Nickel
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Shell/li>
  • Tuners: Open-Gear Ping V93N 3+4
  • Strings: D’Addario .012 -.053 EXP16
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Truss Rod Wrench: 4mm


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  • Model: E10 OOSS
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss Sunburst
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New, 1295681 Shown
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 15/09/2020

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  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.4lbs 2kg
  • Scale Length: 24.75in 628.6mm
  • Nut Width: 1.6875in 42.86mm
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