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Eastman E6 OM Steel String Guitar Natural

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The Twelfth Fret has been an Eastman dealer for some time and the Eastman E6 OM illustrates why – this is a well designed and built guitar with a great sound.  The name can be a little confusing when written because of the similarities of the capital O and number 0 – this is an E6 model with an OM or Orchestra Model body, not an E60 M!   

The Eastman E6 OM is a warm and balanced sounding guitar with straightforward classic appointments. The OM or orchestra sized body is a smaller shape dating to the early 1930s with a curvy waist and more compact lower bout. This results in a very comfortable playing experience particularly in a seated position. The smaller body also requires less energy to get the top moving and responds really well to a lighter touch. Fingerstyle playing and light to medium strumming really bring out the voice of this instrument.

Featuring a classic wood pairing of Sitka spruce and Mahogany, the Eastman E6 OM has a warm yet balance voice. The Sitka spruce top provides a clear note fundamental and great dynamics and the pushed midrange of the mahogany sides and back adds girth, warmth and some natural compression. It has great volume for a smaller bodied guitar and the even “C” neck profile feels substantial but not too large.   As a practical detail, the neck is built with a scarf-joint headstock, which provides significantly improved resistance to breakage compared to one-piece designs. 

Visual appointments such as the open gear tuners, tortoise body binding and pearl dot inlay subtly frame the wood sets for a simple classy aesthetic. The Eastman E6 OM is a great sounding workhorse small bodied guitar!

The Eastman E6 OM is sold with the original Eastman Hard Shell Case.

Eastman E6 OM Specifications:

  • Neck Material:Mahogany
  • Fingerboard:Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius:12″
  • Neck Profile:Traditional Even “C”
  • Nut:Bone 1 3/4″
  • Fretwire:20 Jescar-FW43080
  • Scale Length:24.9″
  • Body Dimensions:15″ X 4-1/4″
  • Bracings:Hand-Carved Scalloped X
  • Body Top:Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Body Back/Sides:Solid Mahogany
  • Bridge/Saddle:Ebony/Bone, 2-5/32″ Spacing
  • Rosette:Classic
  • Truss Rod:Dual Acting
  • Binding:Top/Tortoise shell
  • Logo:Pearl Headstock
  • Inlay:Pearl Dots
  • Bridge Pins:Ebony
  • Body Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Neck Finish:Satin Nitrocellulose
  • Hardware Color:Nickel
  • Pickguard:Tortoise Shell
  • Tuners:Open-Gear Ping V93N 3+3
  • Electronics Option:LR Baggs Anthem, Anthem SL, or the Element
  • Strings:D’Addario .012 -.053 EXP16
  • Case:Hardshell Case
  • Truss Rod Wrench:4mm

 

Price: $1,210.00 CAD
  • Model: E6 OM
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Natural Gloss
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies As New, 13956375 Shown
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 07/12/2020

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.4lbs 2kg
  • Scale Length: 632.46mm 24.9in
  • Nut Width: 44.45mm 1.75in
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