Eastman AC822 Ce Ff Fan-Fret

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Eastman AC822 Ce Ff Fan-Fret

1,750.00

What’s fan-fret” mean? The idea to provide a different scale length for each string. This improves intonation. Fat strings intonate differently from skinny ones. (It’s really just an extension of the idea of a regular bridge saddle … notice that it’s angled, too.)

The fan -ret concept is very old. The 16th-century bandora, used fanned fret spacing to provide longer scale lengths on the bass strings. But you know what? Most folks don’t even notice the difference while they’re playing. And once you start wearing graduated-biifocal glasses, hell, EVERY guitar is a fan-fret guitar.

The modern resurgence of the fan fret design owes much to Ralph Novak of Novax Guitars, wo, in 1989, patented a multi-scale length system based on the fan fret idea and formed Novax guitars, now in Eugene, Oregon.

This Eastman model was designed by renowned Italian guitar maker Fabio Ragghianti. It features a sound port on the upper so that the player can hear more of what’s going on and the listener can hear the guitar from multiple sources.

  • b&s: Indian rosewood

  • top: Engelmann spruce

  • nut width: 1-3/4”

  • neck: mahogany

  • fingerboard: ebony

  • bridge: ebony

  • multiscale/fanfret: 25.5” - 25”

  • pickup: Schertler “Lydia”

  • soundport on upper bout

  • in great shape; low mileage

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