• Case: Original Hardshell Case
  • Neck Material: 3 Piece Maple
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
  • Neck Profile: Traditional Even C
  • Nut: Bone 1 3/4″
  • Fretwire: 22 Medium Jumbo Jescar 47104
  • Scale Length: 25″
  • Body Style: Venetian
  • Body Dimensions: 16″ x 2 9/16″
  • Body Top: Solid Spruce
  • Body Back/Sides: Laminated Flamed Maple
  • Truss Rod: Single Acting
  • Binding: Top 5 ply, Back 3 ply, Neck 1 ply, F holes 1 ply
  • Binding Material:  Ivoroid
  • Logo: Pearl Headstock
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Hardware Color: Gold
  • Pickguard: Ebony
  • Tailpiece: Ebony on Brass
  • Bridge: Adjustable Ebony Bridge
  • Tuners: Gotoh
  • Knobs: Amber Speed Knobs
  • Neck Pickup: Kent Armstrong HPAG-1
  • Pickup Height: 3/32″
  • Output Jack: Switchcraft


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Eastman AR503CE Hollow Body Jazz Guitar (2018)

I currently own (and have sold) many high-end jazz guitars, and I feel this Eastman 503CE archtop hollow-body can hang with any of them in terms of playability, rich tone and shear beauty. I would describe the guitar’s condition as near-mint. While there are no scratches, there is one small, barely noticeable ding near the pickup (see picture), and a little scuffing on the pick guard.

The guitar features a 16-inch body with a Venetian cutaway, a 12” radius and a 25-inch scale length. The body top is tight, straight-grained solid carved Spruce with an x brace, while the back and sides are laminated flamed Maple. The solid top on this instrument produces a warmer, richer acoustic tone than laminate top models.

The AR503 has excellent fret work, and a beautiful multi-ply celluloid binding. It also has an excellent nitrocellulose ‘dark burst’ finish, which I prefer over the optional ‘iced-tea’ finish. It’s fitted with a set three-piece Maple neck with a traditional even C profile. A dotless Ebony fingerboard. And, it comes standard with a nice-sounding Kent Armstrong humbucker pickup 

Like the Eastman AR371CE I also have for sale, this is a very versatile guitar. Whether you’re playing blazing bebop leads, fingerstyle ballads, or searing blues this guitar sounds amazing  – both as an acoustic and electric.

The guitar sounds amazing with flatwounds, but I strongly suggest you also try a set of Thomastic Infeld Jazz BeBop roundwound strings. They really make this guitar sing! 

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