Eastman Guitars — A Review Of Two Models

If you have not heard of Eastman guitars (www.eastmanguitars.com), you need to be informed!  The company makes a variety of stringed instruments:  mandolins, archtop acoustics, flat top acoustics, and electric guitars.  They are a very well made import, and their acoustic flat top models are always well reviewed, e.g. their dreadnought models E20D, E10D, E20SS, and E10SS.  Here, in this posting, I offer my own reviews of my own two models:  the AJ816, and the AC530-12. Read the rest of this entry »

Guitar Review: Cordoba Acero D11-CE

Cordoba-Acero-1If you’re a guitarist and hear the name Cordoba you should think “classical guitar.” That has been their bread and butter. About a year ago, while perusing through my latest issue of Acoustic Guitar (August, 2014), I read about Cordoba’s new Acero (meaning “steel”, thus steel string) line of acoustic guitars. I was impressed by the review and filed it away. A year later I remembered the review of the Acero D10 dreadnought. I searched Reverb for an Acero, and found an Acero D11-ce. It, too, is a dreadnought with solid spruce top and solid acacia back and sides (note photo of guitar). Read the rest of this entry »