Eastman t186 vs. t386 vs. t486 Eastman t186 vs. t386 vs. t486. I don't see it on their website. Eastman T64 Varnish w/ bigsby and OHSC. The "/v" at the end of the model signifies an antique varnish finish (shellac with a French polish finish) that's much more resonant than the standard Nitro finish guitars. On a related note, do you guys know where I can find a list of Eastman dealers? Top spec and great build for under a grand. But I still remember that guitar too -- which tells you something about everything Eastman makes. 335 Shootout: Eastman T386 vs Gibson ES-335 – review and demo. I'll try to take some photos today and compare them to different necks that have some good girth. I would rank them like so: Playability: Eastman may be slightly the best of the three. Thanks as always guys! I find the Eastman necks fast and quite comfortable. https://www.eastmanguitarfans.com; T386 vs. T486. Near-perfect fit, finish, and setup. This is a friendly online community of Eastman Guitar players and owners; Registration is free - come and join the discussion! Although factory-distressed guitars have become de rigueur, not everybody wants a new guitar that looks beaten up straight out of the case. Have a question or want to know more about the T486? The Gibson neck had a pretty flat back whereas the Eastman was more round. $1,189.00. I ended up with a T486 instead of the 386, like the ebony board. $1,531.80. Eastman guitar reviews shown with most recent first. $60.00 shipping. I just noticed they have the T486 model with Duncan pickups and an ebony fretboard too. But these Eastman T386s look seriously nice and I don't feel like paying an arm and a leg for an ES335. Email. Yep, great looking guitar you got there, heavyblues. Neck Material: MapleFingerboard: EbonyFingerboard Radius: 12"Nut Material: BoneNut Width: 1-3/4" Fretwire: 22-Jescar FW47104-PScale Length: 24-3/4"Bo Be the first to review “Eastman T486 #0293 Electric semi Hollow Guitar Blonde” Cancel reply. 02-16-2014, 08:58 AM #13. jzucker. Hello all, I am considering a purchase of a left-handed Eastman T484 or T486. This allows for an incredibly versatile range of tones that seduces the imagination from all genres. Frets are good and feel played in. Eastman Guitar Fans Eastman Guitars Eastman Electric and Archtop Guitars T386 vs. T486. Fretboard Material. Neck Material:Maple Fingerboard:Ebony Fingerboard Radius:12" Nut Material:Bone Nut Width:1-3/4" 1st Fret String Height:.022" 12th Fret String Height:Bass .078" & Treble .062" Fretwire:22-Jescar FW47104 Scale Length:24.75" Drawing inspiration from the classic hollowbody design of the '50s, the Eastman T486 features a laminate Maple top, back and sides for a lightweight but sonically rich tone. Some buffing compound is visible in the pores of the headstock veneer, but as our review model is a prototype we’ll give Eastman the benefit of the doubt – in any case, it’s something we’ve seen from other brands on USA-made instruments of twice the price. Romeo-SC is the first Eastman guitar to include a lipstick style pickup, via Seymour Duncan's Vintage Stack in the neck - in addition to a Seymour Duncan ’59 pickup in the bridge. dmccrider. The Eastman I own has several "oops" dings but I don't care, it's harder to get a great sounding and playing git than it is to get one with an ironclad finish that plays like crap in like new condition :-) I only own one Eastman now but I can see at least one more like a T486 or T186MX in the future for me. Amazon. I already have a 16” body 335 clone (Ibanez Artcore AS73L) so I was looking for possibly a smaller guitar to accompany it. Nov 13, 2018 #17 Necro bump, I know. MSRP $3,799. Neck Material:Maple Fingerboard:Ebony Fingerboard Radius:12" Neck Profile:Traditional Even "C" Nut:Bone 1 3/4" 1st Fret String Height:.022" 12th Freight String Height:Bass .078" & Treble .062" Fretwire:22 Medium Jumbo Jescar 47104-P Scale Length:24.75" Supporting Member. First section is neck pickup, followed by both pickups, and finally bridge pickup. Our Verdict. Eastman’s T185MX is an attractive, alternative twist on the classic, laminated semi-hollow formula. Does Eastman make a T486 in the Antique Varnish series? Ebony (1) Items (1) Rosewood (1) Items (1) Not Specified (2) Items (2) see all. Cons The lack of depth in the lower register. CLICK FOR MORE. A full-size 16” thinline. £999; By David Gallant 28 February 2008. Edit: I can compare my Eastman T486 (no bigsby) to an ES-333 neck which is a Gibson 60's style neck. Ratings Pros: Excellent pickups. 11. Seems like a great guitar at a killer price point. T386 Neck Material:MapleFingerboard:RosewoodFingerboard 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 Medium Jumbo Jescar 47104Scale Length:24.75"Body Style:16" ThinlineBody Dimensions:16" x 1 3/4"Body Top:Maple LaminateBody Back/Sides:Maple LaminateTruss Rod:Single ActingBinding:Body … Member. Deluxe Laminate Top, Deluxe Laminate back and sides with versatile, responsive, with plenty of tone and attitude! The Eastman was upgraded with Porter Smooth/Classic Humbucker pickups, otherwise it’s stock. New Reply #1. Eastman T184MX review. 11. Sorry if I missed it. Dual Seymour Duncan Pickups. Making instruments for a large variety of artists in a wide range of genres is a labor of love. I just noticed they have the T486 model with Duncan pickups and an ebony fretboard too. 0 bids . I'm thinking about buying a t486 or t386 but I've wondered about the solid wood t186 and whether it was a significant enough upgrade to pay the premium. Last Name. Has anyone ever played these models back to back? View Similar Amazon US. Messages 975. Post Oct 02, 2014 #1 2014-10-02T04:05. I passed on that one because I was beginning to look very closely at the various Eastman models and thought the T486 was the right one for me. Related Products. Eastman … Neck Material:Maple 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 Medium Jumbo Jescar 47104 Scale Length:24.75" But great guitars as others have said. Acoustic tone is actually surprisingly nice; electric tone is excellent. Who else has one of these and what do you have to say about it? or Buy It Now. Shares. View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message User Info Menu. Ending Friday at 10:03AM PST 4d 17h. $95.65 shipping. The Kent Armstrong pickups are really articulate and rounded, breathing some life into the instrument. Our Artists. !It's like a T486, with a little more mojo packed into it! 06-14-2010, 09:16 AM #3. bustyman100. But the T58 neck is slightly thinner than the others so I was a bit concerned buying it without the chance to try it first. EASTMAN T486 Classic - Guitare électrique Hollow Body, série Center Block Thinline, finition Classic, livrée en étui rigide Eastman. Welcome to Eastman Guitar Fans! We believe they are World class and we believe our customers do too! BigDoug1053. No price information. A A Eastman T64/V into Fender Vibroverb reissue. Reactions: egregion. With a full nitro cellulose finish the wood is able to breathe freely, delivering a naturally resonant and organic sound. See whether Eastman Guitars are any good. One of the big attractions for me with these guitars is the neck -- which I love for their slightly greater width at the nut. Category. I totally forgot to take a measurements when I changed strings last night so that'll have to wait a bit. $80.00 shipping. Selected category All. Eastman AR810CE- Archtop Sunburst. 05-15-2019, 08:37 PM. dmccrider. My tl;dr review after two hours playing: I have two Gibby’s — a LP standard 60s and ES-330. May I ask who you ordered it from? Zip Code. A new spin on the T486, now with the El Diablo Satin Red Finish! While I won't have the so-called brand bragging rights amongst my Gibson-only pals, it's fair to say that judging based on build quality alone, the T486 stands head and shoulders above many manufacturers building semi-hollow instruments today. View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message User Info Menu. Ebony (1) Items (1) Maple (1) Items (1) Not Specified (2) Items (2) see all. Charles Saufley. "It's only castles burning." 2020 Eastman T486-BD Thinline Electric in Blonde w/ Case & Pro Setup #1167! Eastman T184MX deals. I've only played the t386 and remember that it … It allows a much clearer and defined bass response and much lighter, more sparkling reproduction of the complete range up to finest texture. Street: $1,699 Eastman T64/v eastmanguitars.com. Eastman SB59-GD Electric Guitar, Ebony Fingerboard, GD Gold Top. Include description. Eastman T64/v Review. I own two other Eastman guitars (a T186mx and a T486-bk). Regular readers will be familiar with the Eastman brand – 2017 saw us review stellar solidbody, hollowbody and acoustic models featuring the company’s proprietary Antique Varnish aged finish, which comprises several thin coats of shellac. You must be logged in to post a comment. But once I received and played the guitar it was instantly familiar. $1,250.00. The slender neck and slightly slimmer body make it fast and easy to play. Related: eastman t486 eastman semi-hollow eastman guitar epiphone dot eastman t59 eastman t184. $900.00. The T486 comes in a variety of colors with the Nitro finish. Reverb is a marketplace bringing together a wide-spanning community to buy, sell, and discuss all things music gear. 1 2. Here are some links for more information on each guitar and the Porter Pickups: Gibson ES-335. And the all-solid-wood construction and Seymour Duncan pickups generate a deeply resonant voice that’s delightfully full of range and musical possibilities. In this shootout, we put an Eastman T386 to the test against a Gibson ES-335. I did end up getting a T486 and it definitely had that same, immediate, "this feels great" vibe. Price $3,299. Drawing inspiration from the classic compact hollowbody design of the 339, the Eastman T484 features a Deluxe Maple Laminate top, back and sides for a lightweight but sonically rich tone. Change Avatar. AER AcoustiCube 3 Amplifier Mint. zygoat. Please provide your information below and we’ll be in touch shortly. Guitars & Basses; Neck Material. First Name. However, my T486 has enabled me to say I'm glad I chose Eastman, in many ways. Impressive relic’ing. Cons: Very expensive for a China-built instrument. It has a slightly wider neck and that may just fit my hand better. I have had an Eastman mandolin for about a dozen years and it is wonderful. Originally Posted by TonyD. Pros Very nicely built with a warmer jazz vibe. Join the family and stay in touch Artists. adamdaviddavis EGF Member 1 - 2. I would say this Eastman T486 absolutely belongs in that group. Free shipping. Also easier to manage than a 335. Hand crafted by a small team of luthiers, Eastman Guitars deliver incredible quality at a much lower price point than their comparable rival brands. Musical Instruments & Gear. November 30, 2018.