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Eastman SB55DC /V Solidbody Electric Vintage Varnish


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Here is an Eastman SB55DC /V Solidbody in Vintage Varnish!  This definitely evokes the mid 1950’s slab bodied models, and with top quality hardware. 

Introduced in mid 2020 and now making its way to us, the Eastman SB55DC /V features a slab body and neck of lightweight Okoume Mahogany, sourced from Gabon, Central Africa. The fingerboard, head plate and truss rod cover are Ebony, and that’s it for woods used. All the metal hardware is nickel plated. The tuners and bridge are made in the USA by Faber, the switch and jack by Switchcraft, the pots by CTS – a no-load model for the tone control – and the tone capacitor a Sprague Orange Drop. The single pickup is a Lollar 50’s wind P-90 dogear model.   The  thin Vintage Varnish finish has a great look and feel.  

The light weight, classic styling, and stellar quality of the components and construction make the Eastman SB55DC a great choice for a straight ahead rocker. At 6 pounds, this is one of the lightest solidbody electrics available. It’s very responsive and resonant, and the Lollar P-90 has a fantastic sound.

The Eastman SB55DC /V is sold with its original Eastman hard shell case.

Eastman SB55DC /V Specifications:

  • Neck Material:One Piece Okoume Mahogany
  • Fingerboard:Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius:12″
  • Nut:Bone 1 11/16
  • Nut Height:.022″
  • Fretwire:22 Jescar FW47104-P
  • Scale Length:24 3/4″
  • Body Dimensions:13″ x 1 7/8″
  • Body Back/Sides:1 Piece Okoume Mahogany
  • Truss Rod:Single Acting
  • Logo:Pearl Eastman
  • Inlay:Pearl Dots
  • Pickguard:Custom Bakalite
  • Backplates:Bakalite
  • Side Dot Color:White
  • Top Coat Finish:Antique Varnish
  • Hardware Color:Aged Antique Nickel
  • Bridge:Faber Wrap Around
  • Tuners:Faber with Oval Knobs
  • Knobs:Gold Speed Knobs
  • Strap Peg:Gotoh Relic Series EP-A1
  • Bridge Pickup:Lollar 50’s Spec Dog Ear P-90
  • Pickup Height:11mm
  • Capacitors:.022 Sprague Orange Drop
  • Potentiometers:CTS 500K No-Load on the Tone
  • Output Jack:Switchcraft #11
  • Pickup Wiring:Gavitt Braided Wire
  • Strings:D’addario NYXL .010 – .046
  • Action Height:3/32″ and 2/32″
  • Case:Hardshell Case


Price: $1,610.00 CAD
  • Model: SB44DC /V
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Vintage Varnish
  • Class: New
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 23/02/2021

  • Not Consignment

  • Instrument Weight: 6lbs 2.73kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 42.86mm 1.6875in
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