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Eastman debuts all-new Romeo thinline electric guitar and nylon-string Cabaret acoustic

Eastman Guitars Romeo and Cabaret
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While Eastman Guitars is perhaps best known for its superb takes on classic designs, the company has announced two all-new guitars for 2019: the Romeo thinline electric guitar and Cabaret acoustic guitar.

The Romeo boasts a new cutaway body style, with a solid spruce top, and mahogany laminate back and sides.

Eastman Guitars Romeo and Cabaret

(Image credit: Eastman Guitars)

Two Lollar custom-wound Imperial humbuckers promise versatile tones, while there’s also an ebony fingerboard, bone nut and Goldburst nitrocellulose finish.

The Cabaret, meanwhile, teams a nylon-string guitar build with modern innovations, designed with jazz and fingerstyle players in mind.

An LR Baggs LB6 pickup provides electric credentials, and the specs are there elsewhere, too, with Schaller GrandTune tuners, a flamed maple carved back with solid spruce top, cedar neck and ebony fingerboard.

Eastman Guitars Romeo and Cabaret

(Image credit: Eastman Guitars)

Eastman reckons the narrower nut width makes this an ideal instrument for electric guitarists making the classical leap.

The Romeo ($/€2,199) and Cabaret ($/€2,999) are available this summer - see Eastman Guitars (opens in new tab) for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown
Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).

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