Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Eastman T-386...

  1. #1
    Senior Member guildman63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    2,980

    Eastman T-386...

    While I play mostly Guild guitars, I did recently feel the need to replace my previously owned then sold Guild GSR Starfire VI. Because price was a major limiting factor I went with this Eastman, and for well under $1K brand new I got one heck of a guitar!

    Do any others own this guitar? If so, how is it working for you?

  2. #2
    I had an Eastman T-486B in Cherry. Beautiful guitar. Sounded great and had a nice wide neck. It was between my Guild SFIII and SFVI and the Eastman.I have this absurd emotional connection to Guild guitars that may not have any rational basis but non the less the Eastman lost out. Here is a pic

    Last edited by Mark WW; 08-25-2019 at 03:11 PM.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    North Central Massachusetts
    Posts
    3,207
    Guildman! So glad to hear from you again!

    There are many "335" guitars out there that are not a zillion dollars that are very nice. I remember a Hamer that a too-soon-to-be-departed friend had that was very very nice. I'm sure your Eastman is quite excellent
    Guild 66-J amplifier (Hoboken)
    Guild D-55 (New Hartford)
    Guild F47R (New Hartford)
    Huss & Dalton DS Custom (Staunton)
    Huss & Dalton TD-R Custom, "The Pilgrim" model

  4. #4
    Senior Member guildman63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    2,980
    To not keep the III and VI over the Eastman would have been absurd and irrational (nothing against the Eastman).

    Bill, I have heard very good things about Hamer guitars, but have never had the pleasure of playing one. Probably a good thing as Guild gives me more than enough gas, which takes all of my effort on a nearly daily basis to resist.

  5. #5
    Mark WW that sure is pretty!
    I love Eastmans both their acoustics and electrics. I own 2 and have owned others over they years. Though I prefer my Guilds most of the time, my Eastmans hold up nicely and my E6D is going to make a hell of a stage guitar. I've said before, and I know the whole MIC thing is a big deterrent for a lot of folks, but these are anything but your typical MIC instruments.. I love Blueridge, Recording Kings and earlier GAD Guilds, but to me Eastman has them all edged out in craftsmanship and tone.. But all of those brands are nothing to be ashamed of. Of course Guild is still the best!
    Extended Family:
    '18 Guild F55 Jumbo ( Oxnard )
    '78 Guild D35 SB ( Westerly )
    '77 Guild S300 Natural ( Westerly )
    '19 Eastman E6D Sunburst ( MIC )
    '19 Eastman PCH1 OM CLA ( MIC )
    '89 Strat MIJ Projectcaster Marvel's Daredevil "Devilcaster" w/ Might Mite Maple neck & '91 Fender American P/U's
    '17 LTD EC-401QM Frankenpaul ( originally found in 3 pieces in a Guitar Center dumpster )
    Crate Palomino V32 US Made Class A tube amp

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by D30Man View Post
    Mark WW that sure is pretty!
    I love Eastmans both their acoustics and electrics. I own 2 and have owned others over they years. Though I prefer my Guilds most of the time, my Eastmans hold up nicely and my E6D is going to make a hell of a stage guitar. I've said before, and I know the whole MIC thing is a big deterrent for a lot of folks, but these are anything but your typical MIC instruments.. I love Blueridge, Recording Kings and earlier GAD Guilds, but to me Eastman has them all edged out in craftsmanship and tone.. But all of those brands are nothing to be ashamed of. Of course Guild is still the best!
    Thanks it was. The quality of the Eastman is superb. The decision to sell was not based on logic but sentiment. I am still struggling with my Corona SF III because of the pickups but am afraid to try and buy some vintage pups because I am lousy with detaiols and would probably get ripped off. I have read GAD's blog 100 times but since I started experiencing cognition issues the simplest of things can become a mountain and the SFIII pups are like Mt. Washington.

    Here is a pic of my SF

    Last edited by Mark WW; 08-26-2019 at 11:02 PM.

  7. #7
    That is a gorgeous SF Mark so I can totally see why you would keep it. Hey if it came down to choosing between Guild or Eastman l am going to pick my Guilds all the way. For a number of reasons.
    I hope you are able to get the pickup situation worked out!!!

  8. #8
    THx - are the wires from the pups 2 or 4 wire does anyone know? Maybe a coils split?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •