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Eastman AR503CE 'Classic Finish' Archtop Electric Guitar

Unveil the brilliance of the Eastman AR503 Archtop Guitar, a masterful blend of premium tonewoods and impeccable craftsmanship that resonates with classic elegance. Crafted with a carved spruce top and maple laminate sides and back, the AR503 is a testament to Eastman's commitment to producing exceptional archtop instruments. Its custom-mounted humbucking pickup delivers a warm, timeless amplified tone, while its feedback-resistant nature ensures a flawless experience on stage.

Handcrafted with unwavering dedication, the AR503 showcases the perfect marriage of premium tonewoods and meticulous handwork that defines Eastman's legacy in the realm of archtop guitars. While jazz is its traditional domain, the versatility of Eastman archtops extends to various musical genres, given their exquisite sound, range, and exquisite finish.

With its vintage-inspired Venetian cutaway, the AR503 offers an irresistible invitation to explore the melodic wonders of this timeless design. The 3-piece maple neck boasts a comfortable Traditional Even C profile, providing a seamless connection between your fingers and the ebony fingerboard, bridge, tailpiece, and pickguard. The 12" fingerboard radius ensures an effortless playing experience across all frets.

What truly sets the AR503 apart is its mounted humbucking pickup design, infusing this archtop with a warm, classic amplified tone that resonates beautifully. The guitar's vintage-inspired tone is complemented by superior midrange and volume, making it an exceptional choice for both melodic subtleties and powerful performances.

Every detail, from the carved spruce top to the laminated back and sides, contributes to the AR503's exceptional sonic character and visual allure. This guitar is more than an instrument; it's a masterpiece that speaks to your artistic journey.

Discover the Eastman AR503 Archtop Guitar at Acoustic Centre, Melbourne's premier music store, where you can experience firsthand the harmonious blend of craftsmanship and tonal brilliance. The included hardshell case ensures your investment remains protected, whether you're performing on stage or composing in the studio. Elevate your musical expression with the Eastman AR503, an archtop that captures the heart of classic design and resonates with superior performance.

  • Carved Spruce top, laminated back and sides
  • 3-Piece Maple neck with comfortable Traditional Even C Profile
  • Ebony fingerboard, bridge, tailpiece, and pickguard
  • 12" Fingerboard radius
  • Mounted humbucking pickup design
  • Vintage tone with superior midrange and volume
  • Classic Venetian cutaway
  • Includes hardshell case

Acoustic Centre offers free shipping on all new items to most locations within Australia on all orders over $99, excluding Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. Used items have a flat rate shipping fee of $59 within our usual shipping locations. We also offer competitive Express shipping options at checkout.

Customers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland recieve free shipping on all accessory orders over $99, but will incur a flat rate instrument or large item shipping charge of $179 (or $299 for Express shipping).

Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.

All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.

The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders.

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Please note that returns will not be accepted for variations in timber grain /  colouring, finish variations and parts colouring, unless there is a fault with the instrument. If you have any questions at all regarding an instrument's appearance, just drop us a line - we're always happy to send photos, and if we have more than one instrument in stock you'll be able to choose the exact guitar that you receive!

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