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Eastman announces its latest thinline semi-hollow electric, the Romeo LA

Eastman Romeo LA
(Image credit: Eastman Guitars)

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Following the release of its acclaimed thinline Romeo electric guitar in 2019, Eastman has unveiled the Romeo LA.

Like its predecessor, the Romeo LA features a semi-hollow construction, which consists of a spruce laminate top with a mahogany laminate back and sides, a set maple neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard, a 24.75" scale length, and a swept-curve neck joint.

Eastman describes the guitar's nitrocellulose Celestine Blue finish as “evoking Los Angeles' classic skyline,” while its nickel-plated Göldo TLT2N vibrato tailpiece, three-point Vario bridge and locking tuners round off its sleek look.

Electronics-wise, the Romeo LA sports a pair of Seymour Duncan Radiator Gold Foil P-90 pickups, which are controlled via a trio of gold knobs.

The Romeo LA is expected to be available for $1,749/£1,499 from early summer 2021. For more information, head to Eastman Guitars.

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Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.