Review: The Eastman E20SS Slope Shoulder Acoustic Guitar

It isn’t every day I get to sit down and play a beautiful instrument like the Eastman E20SS acoustic guitar.

Well, okay, maybe it IS every day. But I’ve enjoyed in immensely nonetheless!

Here I have a bit of fun sharing a quick overview and then playing an original song called, “It Won’t Matter.”

This wonderfully made hand-crafted instrument is ideal for pros and hobbyists alike and features a solid Adirondack spruce top, and a solid rosewood back and sides. It’s finished with a gorgeous Tobacco sunburst and retails for $1500.

The E20SS is a popular choice for flatpicking and live vocal accompaniment, with an extremely dynamic response, from soft picking to hard strumming. It projects enough to fill a room with its full-bodied tone.

Watch the video here:

  • Here are some features:
  • Solid Adirondack spruce top, hand-carved scalloped X bracing
  • Body Dimensions: 16″ X 4 3/4″
  • Top Wood: Solid Adirondack Spruce
  • Bracing: Hand-carved Scalloped X
  • Rosette: Basic
  • Back/Sides Wood: Solid Rosewood
  • Body Binding: White/Black/White
  • Neck Woods: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Nut: 1 11/16″-wide Bone
  • Scale Length: 24 3/4″
  • Frets: 20 Dunlop 6130
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Bridge/Saddle: Rosewood/Bone, 2 5/32″ Spacing
  • Tuners: Chrome-plated Gotoh
  • Strings: D’Addario EXP16 .012-.053
  • Available Finish: Tobacco Sunburst
  • Case: Hardshell Case Included

We’re giving one of these beauties away during September 2014. Enter to win this guitar here>>

Find out more about the E20SS here>>

Special thanks to Samm Bahman and Jenna Paone for shooting and editing this video.

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Laura B. Whitmore is a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, writing for Parade.com (opens in new tab), Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network (opens in new tab), she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.