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Eastman T64V P90 Bigsby Thinline Hollowbody, Amber Antique Varnish

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Built on the concept of the thin bodied yet fully hollow archtop electric guitar, the Eastman T64V delivers the tone, feel and look of early 1960s models. Gibson produced the first of these in 1959 with the ES-330, and in 1961 extended the design to their Epiphone line as the ES-230 Casino. That model was quickly picked up by British players including Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison who used theirs on many hits.

Keith Richards also used one on the Stone’s first US tour, including the Dean Martin show at the Hollywood Palace in June 1964. The last time Richards used the Casino was in Sacramento on December 3 1965, when he was electrocuted on stage, an event that damaged the guitar as well as injuring Richards.

The Eastman T64V follows the design of these guitars, with Laminate Maple for the top, back and sides, and solid Maple for the neck. The 12-inch radius fingerboard is Ebony with Mother of Pearl Parallelogram position markers. The top, back, F-holes and fingerboard are bound – only the headstock is not.

Hardware on the Eastman T64V is top notch. The tuners are Gotoh Relic Series SD90, reproducing the classic Kluson Deluxe keystone models, and the ‘tune-o-matic’ type bridge is a Gotoh Relic Series GE104B model. The tailpiece is a US-made Bigsby B7 dual roller model.

As a side note, these US made Bigsby parts as used on the Eastman T64v  are functionally identical to the less expensive Bigsby models that say ‘licensed’. However, they are made by Bigsby in the USA and are measured inches, while the ‘licensed’ models are made offshore and have metric measurments. Additionally, screw or bolt locations can be in different places, so 3rd part accessories made by folks like VibraMate only fit US made models. The US made string bar accessories, such as the Chet Atkins arm and bracket, only fit on US made string bars.

The electronics are also top shelf, with a pair of Lollar Dog Ear P-90 pickups, Switchcraft switch and output jack, 250K Audio taper pots for the individual volumes and Linear taper for the tones.

More From Lollar On Their Dog-Ear P90. Take a few moments to follow the link towards Lollar and click on the ‘Listen’ tab.
These are great sounding pickups:  

“Our flagship pickup and an industry standard. Scatter wound with degaussed Alnico 5 bar magnets, the P-90 soapbar gives you a fat, clean tone with a smoother treble ideal for harder, driving rock with more grind. It sounds like an old P-90 rather than a new pickup with hard edges. The neck and bridge tones are nearly equal, with the bridge sounding slightly hotter when playing single notes. “

The finish is an Amber Antique Varnish, with a light ‘relic’ treatment to make the guitar look less new.

The Eastman T64V is a great guitar to play. This design is very lightweight at just over 6 pounds or 2.76kg, and it’s very responsive when played with an amp.

This Eastman T64V guitar is sold with the original Eastman hard shell case.


 

Price: $2,650.00 CAD
  • Model: t64v
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Amber Antique Varnish
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New, 16750234 shown
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 19/05/2020

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.072lbs 2.76kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 44.3mm 1.744in
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