Eastman FV680SB 2018 Sunburst

$ 2400.00

Eastman FV680CE, in sunburst, from 2018.

This is Eastman’s original licensed version of the guitar that luthier Ryan
Thorell designed for Frank Vignola. Eastman arranged a deal with Thorell to
mass produce a version of this ax, a remarkably close approximation to
Thorell’s original instrument – same design, just produced by the artisans at
Eastman at a fraction of the cost.

The 680 is the original version.   The 880s you see selling new here have maple backs and sides, not
mahogany like Thorell’s original design for Vignola had.  If you know tone woods you know that’s a
difference that makes a difference.  

It’s all high grade, beautiful spruce and mahogany and
ebony. It may be the most beautiful thing in my house. The neck is comfortable
and fast. It’s got a sound hole on the upper side so you can hear your tone,
which is very cool.

This one is near mint. The only flaw I can find is a small
finish flaw on the area where the pick guard comes close to the neck. You can
see it, sort of, in the 6th picture.

I love the size, I love the drive of it when you play
rhythm, and I love the nuance you can get in the tone when you play leads. The
pickup floats, and it really good, and there are thumb wheels under the edge of
the pick guard for tone and volume.

I wrote Thorell to ask for his recommendations for strings.
He uses LaBella 12/52 Blues Heavy, so that’s what it’s strung with. I’ll include
a new set.

I include a video of someone playing it from YouTube. It gives you a good sense of the guitar’s versatility. 

Original case and documents. I’m assembling the cash for a
high-end archtop with a floater, and so this one has to go.

Specs

· Neck Material:Mahogany

· Fingerboard:Ebony

· Fingerboard Radius:12″

· Neck Profile:Traditional Even C

· Nut:Bone 1 3/4″

· 1st Fret String Height:.022″

· 12th Fret String Height:Bass .078″ &
Treble .062″

· Fretwire:22 Jescar FW47104

· Scale Length:25 3/8″

· Body Style:Thorell/Vignola Signature Gypsy
Jazz Guitar

· Body Dimensions:15″ x 3 1/4″

· Body Top:AAA Tight Grained Spruce

· Body Back/Sides:Flamed Mahogany

· Truss Rod:Single Acting

· Binding:Top and Back

· Binding Material:4 Ply Ivoroid

· Finish:Gloss Finish

· Hardware Color:Gold

· Pickguard:Ebony

· Tailpiece:Thorell Style

· Bridge:Ebony

· String Spacing:2 3/32″

· Tuners:Gotoh SEP780-06MGG

· Knobs:Thumbwheels

· Neck Pickup:Lollar Johnny Smith

· Pickup Height:3/32″

· Capacitors:0.047μF

· Potentiometers:500K Linear Taper Thumbwheel

· Output Jack:Switchcraft

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