Eastman Juliet P-90-VR and PB review

Romeo signalled a change of direction for Eastman, moving away from recreations of well-known shapes and styles to crafting new and exciting originals. Juliet continues that theme

Eastman Juliet PB
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

If the recent thinline Romeo models and the two guitars featured here mark the direction Eastman is taking for the future, then we say ‘Juliet Bravo!’ indeed.


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    Bold new design with original and innovative features.

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    Great tone.

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    Superb playability.

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    Good pricing.

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    Generally fantastic build.


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    Slight cosmetic blips, but these are bound to be ironed out as the production process gets going.

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We’ve been singing Eastman’s praises for many years now at Guitarist. But until the thinline Romeo model was officially launched at the Winter NAMM Show two years ago, the Chinese company was primarily known for building instruments based on well-known American designs. 

What made them stand out from the crowd, though, was expert craftsmanship and the choice of very high-end pickups, electronics and hardware, something not so common with guitars made in China. 

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Neville Marten

In the late '70s and early '80s Neville worked for Selmer/Norlin as one of Gibson's UK guitar repairers, before joining CBS/Fender in the same role. He then moved to the fledgling Guitarist magazine as staff writer, rising to editor in 1986. He remained editor for 14 years before launching and editing Guitar Techniques magazine. Although now semi-retired he still works for both magazines. Neville has been a member of Marty Wilde's 'Wildcats' since 1983, and recorded his own album, The Blues Headlines, in 2019.