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SUSHI GUY
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:08 pm    Post subject: "EASTMAN GUITARS" Reply with quote

http://www.eastmanmandolins.com/

Do you have any Eastman Marcusman???

Are they popular in Texas lately??? .......J
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:35 pm    Post subject: Re: "EASTMAN GUITARS" Reply with quote

SUSHI GUY wrote:
http://www.eastmanmandolins.com/

Do you have any Eastman Marcusman???

Are they popular in Texas lately??? .......J


Nope... no mandolins. Looks like a nice builder. Mandolins are pretty popular with country/western bands. Robert Earl Keen, Joe Ely, etc have had mandolins in their various band lineups - as well as fiddles (violins).

However, I do have Eastwood guitars:

http://eastwoodguitars.com/
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you ever played in a country band Marcus?
When I first moved into a rural lifetime from the big city the only gig i could get was backing a local Country music celeb.
He had a banjo player and a fiddle player and we were doing modern country stuff as well as some Bluegrass.
It was a real eye opener for a blues/rock based player I can tell you.
We did ok though...played to 3000 people over a 3 night run.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What models are your Eastmans Marcusman??
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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played to 3000 people over a 3 night run.


Hope it wasn't the patrons that were running..!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:12 pm    Post subject: Re: "EASTMAN GUITARS" Reply with quote

SUSHI GUY wrote:
http://www.eastmanmandolins.com/

Do you have any Eastman Marcusman???

Are they popular in Texas lately??? .......J
Chinese made acoustic instruments have really come a long way in the last few years,check out Guild`s GAD range for example , they still however suffer from an irrational prejudice similar to the one that Japanese instruments have only just shaken off. Gabe.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over the past five years, I've owned a few Eastman high-end mandolins and a couple of archtops. The John Pisano archtop was without question one of the finest guitars I've ever owned.

I've been downsizing and sold them but only because I have had other brands for a lot longer.

I would highly recommend their upper-end models.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marcus, what Eastwoods do you own? I've been um'ing and ah'ing over a Tuxedo (black/white, naturally!) for ages now...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AlanN wrote:
Marcus, what Eastwoods do you own? I've been um'ing and ah'ing over a Tuxedo (black/white, naturally!) for ages now...


I have a black / white Tuxedo, a sunburst Tuxedo, the H44 Stratotone (two pickups and copper colorway) and I have the black lap steel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps3GDjmEyVI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHocqUbyE_g&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNZbteXwzA8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRebFdJ0cyM&feature=related
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ozeshin wrote:
Have you ever played in a country band Marcus?
When I first moved into a rural lifetime from the big city the only gig i could get was backing a local Country music celeb.
He had a banjo player and a fiddle player and we were doing modern country stuff as well as some Bluegrass.
It was a real eye opener for a blues/rock based player I can tell you.
We did ok though...played to 3000 people over a 3 night run.


Nope.... never did a country thing. Totally different animal than what I'm used to playing - as you'd mentioned.

I'd really have to work on my fingerpicking technique with my Tele twang tone. Can't fake it in Texas.

I've sat in on a couple of tunes in an informal setting with Robert Earl Keen, Jr..... (my wife is good friends with him) and I always end up bluesing up a nice country tune. He's a good guy - damn good storytelling songwriter in the vein of Jerry Jeff Walker. Good singer and picker too.

"The road goes on forever and the party never ends"
Robert Earl Keen, Jr
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How are the Tuxedos, Marcus? Four questions in particular if you've got time:

1) Are they too small? I'm a fairly big guy (http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/DSC03476.jpg rear right with the "guitar hero" t-shirt) and playing certain guitars just looks slapstick (my duosonic drawing particularly funny looks while on stage!).

2) How's the balance?

3) How's the build?

4) How's the feel/how do they play?

The sound is fantastic, so I'm not worried about that!

Thanks Marcus!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusnieman wrote:
AlanN wrote:
Marcus, what Eastwoods do you own? I've been um'ing and ah'ing over a Tuxedo (black/white, naturally!) for ages now...


I have a black / white Tuxedo, a sunburst Tuxedo, the H44 Stratotone (two pickups and copper colorway) and I have the black lap steel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps3GDjmEyVI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHocqUbyE_g&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNZbteXwzA8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRebFdJ0cyM&feature=related


Thanks Marcus. Mainly based on this I just got a black and white Airline Tuxedo.

After a few minor tweeks it's an absolute joy to play. Great for picking and has a big range of sounds from Jazz to fairly snarly! In answer to Alan's question the build is very good, korean built and pretty faultless for the money. The action is really low and the neck very comfortable.

Dave
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few clips on the Eastwood Airline Tuxedo for anyone interested.

They're all recorded straight mic'ed off the amp with no effects just a touch of reverb. All pretty much on the same settings on both guitar and amp just changing pickups and style.

http://www.esnips.com/web/davidkw2001-Stuff


Dave
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What the ?!!!!?
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