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❌SOLD❌Eastman El Rey ER2 Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 2006


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The Eastman El Rey ER2 – The King – is the result of a co-operative design effort between Eastman and Los Angeles luthier Otto D’Ambrosio to produce a new, small bodied but fully operational archtop electric guitar.

In creating the Eastman El Rey ER2, Otto D’Ambrosio chose to put the largest mass at the neck block to emphasise sustain and build the rest lightly for resonance. The compact design draws the bridge towards the tailpiece, bringing the low-position frets closer to the player and that can be very comfortable.

The Eastman El Rey ER2 is designed to produce a full archtop sound from a smaller, much lighter body – it is only 14 inches across, a bit bigger than a Gibson Les Paul. Otherwise it has a relatively typical archtop construction – solid, hand carved spruce top, solid and hand carved flame maple back, solid flame maple sides and neck, and ebony for the fingerboard, bridge base, and tailpiece cover.

For electronics, this model carries two Kent Armstrong HPAG-1G humbucking pickups and has standard wiring. All the metal hardware is gold plated.

The scale length is 25 inches, and the dark classic violin-shaded finish is nitrocellulose lacquer. The fingerboard has Mother of Pearl position markers that look like a nod to the Gretsch ‘Neo-Classic’ or ‘thumbnail’ markers.

This is an early example of the Eastman El Rey ER2. It bears no serial number but was built around 2006. This guitar has been used as intended and it has an amount of finish wear plus expected play wear marks on the top and back.

It plays very cleanly strung with flats, and the light weight and compact size make it very comfortable. This model seems to be popular with Swing style rhythm players, and it’s easy to see why once you pick it up.

A well-fitting grey hard shell case, possibly original in quite good shape is included.

Eastman El Rey ER2 Specifications:

  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
  • Neck Profile: Traditional Even C
  • Nut: Bone 1 3/4″
  • 1st Fret String Height: .022″
  • 12th Fret String Height: Bass .078″ & Treble .062″
  • Fretwire: 22 Jescar FW47104
  • Scale Length: 25″
  • Body Style: Otto D’Ambrosio Signature Design
  • Body Dimensions: 14″ x 2″
  • Body Top: Solid Spruce
  • Body Back/Sides: Solid Flamed Maple
  • Truss Rod: Single Acting
  • Binding: Top and Back
  • Binding Material: Maple
  • Logo: Maple Headstock
  • Inlay: Pearl Thumbnails
  • Finish: Gloss Finish
  • Hardware Color: Gold
  • Tailpiece: Ebony ER Style
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • String Spacing: 2 3/32″
  • Tuners: Gotoh SG301-20GG
  • Knobs: Amber Speed Knobs
  • Neck Pickup: Kent Armstrong HPAG-1G
  • Bridge Pickup: Kent Armstrong HPAG-1G
  • Pickup Height: 3/32″
  • Pickup Frame: Black Plastic
  • Capacitors: 0.047μF
  • Potentiometers: 500K AudioTaper
  • Output Jack: Switchcraft
  • Strings: D’Addario NYXL .012 – .052
  • Case: Hardshell Case

Price: $1,599.99 CAD
  • Model: El Ret ER2
  • Year: 2006 | Approximate year
  • Finish Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: N/A, built around 2006 in Beijing
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 28/06/2021

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 5.324lbs 2.42kg
  • Scale Length: 25in 635mm
  • Nut Width: 1.77in 44.97mm

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