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    Hi, I m never seen these before, opinions?


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    It's a new model, designed by Otto D'Ambrosio. Announced at Summer NAMM 2019 and just now beginning to appear in stores.



    Review: Review: Eastman Romeo - Guitar.com | All Things Guitar

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    Yeah, they came out earlier this year. Solid spruce top, but we don't know how it's braced.


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    Guitars in this class depend a huge amount on all the variables that you cant see in a photo: interior design and engineering, neck construction, bridge seating, pickups etc. I'd have to hear a few reliable first hand reports before I'd consider it.

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    I like that headstock design much more than the traditional Eastman design. I like a relatively straight string pull, and the normal Eastman design results in a strong bend at the nut. If I were in the market for a semi, and I'm not, I would certainly consider this model, given my previous Eastman experience.

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    It looks a little like a Samick Greg Bennett Royale.
    Another semi-hollow thinline electric guitar. I guess it's good to have options....

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    Wtf . Looks like an old harmony


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    Eastman is calling it "an original design"

    I think Otto was influenced strongly by the Fret King John Etheridge except the FK has the controls more logically placed behind the bridge and it has a pickguard.

    Also, The FK is about half the price of the Eastman.

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    I like the overall concept, but it needs a pickguard.

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    Looks pretty cool to me. I wonder how much of the interior is blocked.

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    Looks too much like a Chuck P. Thornton guitar for my liking. I like CP Thornton and his guitars, and I hope Eastman does the right thing by the man.

    Edit: I just read that it was designed by Otto D'Ambrosio. Oh well, still reminds me of a CP Thornton.

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    The problem with the Eastmans is the price, they're too expensive

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    The Romeo has a small block under the bridge. This model from the specs I've read uses a 1 11/16 nut width vs their usual 1 3/4". I like what Otto had done with the headstock. I wish my ElRey's had the same. Pickups are Lollar Imperials with a low wind and they sound pretty good to my ears.

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    Not bad, a little generic looking. The f-holes look too "low" or something.

    Not sure the world needed another semi hollow (or thinline hollow with a little block under the bridge) but here we are. I mean, they sell...see the 10,000 335 copies out there.

    Personally, I wish Eastman would push ideas like the El Rey. That was a really cool design, with very little else out there like it.

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    Looks like a bad copy of a Collings SoCo, IMO.
    Tragically wrong f-hole placement.
    I'll check it out at NAMM - I'm sure it will play and sound fine.
    Last edited by Hammertone; 12-10-2019 at 06:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Personally, I wish Eastman would push ideas like the El Rey. That was a really cool design, with very little else out there like it.
    Yeah. But the first ER's were 14"(?), then the ER4 is 16". I'd be awfully tempted at a 15" model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Not bad, a little generic looking. The f-holes look too "low" or something.

    Not sure the world needed another semi hollow (or thinline hollow with a little block under the bridge) but here we are. I mean, they sell...see the 10,000 335 copies out there.

    Personally, I wish Eastman would push ideas like the El Rey. That was a really cool design, with very little else out there like it.
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    Unfortunately for everyone who likes innovation or something different there are 20 others who want the status quo. Guitar players are in general a hidebound and dogmatic bunch. And while guitar players say they want new and different ideas, they don't vote with their pocketbook.

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    Kinda like this Scero:

    New Eastman Romeo, WDYT?-scero-cavo-jpg

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    Hmm.. when there are 5 different 'looks like one of these' does that mean it's an original design?

    I do like it. Think it looks good in a conservative sort of way. I like slim hollow bodies with a block just under the bridge. And a solid spruce top. And the Lollar pickups. If I didn't have something similar would be looking into these. After all, a full block semi like the Gibson 335 is just a skinny Les Paul with wings.

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    Hard crowd to please,lol! I like it,but have to play one before making a final judgement on it.
    I do wish that they would offer bigger neck shapes as an upgrade.

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    I got the Romeo 10 days ago and I love it. It has all what I want:
    exquiste sound, less than 2,5 kg, 44 mm neck, looks beautiful and the price is ok.
    It is my favorite electric guitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertone
    Looks like a bad copy of a Collings SoCo, IMO.
    Tragically wrong f-hole placement.
    Spot on, Hammer. Collings CL Jazz:




    Quote Originally Posted by sgosnell
    I like that headstock design much more than the traditional Eastman design.



    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Personally, I wish Eastman would push ideas like the El Rey. That was a really cool design, with very little else out there like it.
    Agreed. One of the things I like about my ER4 is that it's not a knockoff of any particular instrument. You can see where Otto refers to elements of Steve Klein, Ken Parker and others but it's not "The xxx Model."

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    Perhaps a bit more SoCo than CL (given the block/tune-o-matic/stop tp), but the intent is there.
    Great idea to knock off the Collings at a significantly lower price point:
    Attached Images Attached Images New Eastman Romeo, WDYT?-collings-soco-jpg