Eastman AR880CE John Pisano Signature Archtop


A beautiful Eastman AR880CE In mint condition and includes Eastman Certificate of Authenticity and original hard case.

The AR880CE is Pisano’s flagship model, featuring a carved, x braced, spruce top; maple back, sides, and neck; and an ebony fingerboard. The body is very comfortable, with a 16″ lower bout and 2 3/4″ depth and the scale length is an easy playing 25″. Both functional and stylish, the AR880CE is outfitted with an attractive cello style tailpiece, Schaller tuners with ebony buttons, wood volume and tone knobs, an ebony pickguard, and an ebony, magnetically fastened truss rod cover. The overall style of the instrument is reminiscent of the understated, “clean” look pioneered by the great Jimmy D’Aquisto and later developed by Bob Benedetto. In an effort to keep embellishments to a minimum, the fingerboard is free of positioning dots (there are still side dots) and the headstock is free of any ornamentation.

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  • Neck Material:Maple
  • Fingerboard:Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius:12″
  • Neck Profile:Traditional Even C
  • Nut:Bone 1 3/4″
  • 1st Fret String Height:.022″
  • 12th Fret String Height:Bass .078″ & Treble .062″
  • Fretwire:20 Jescar FW47104
  • Scale Length:25″
  • Body Style:16″ Jazz Archtop
  • Body Dimensions:16″ x 2 3/4″
  • Body Top:Solid Spruce
  • Body Back/Sides:Solid Flamed Maple
  • Truss Rod:Single Acting
  • Binding:Top, Back, Fingerboard, and Headstock
  • Binding Material:5 Ply Maple, Ebony
  • Inlay:Pisano Signature
  • Finish:Gloss Finish
  • Hardware Color:Gold
  • Pickguard:Ebony
  • Tailpiece:Ebony Pisano Style w/ Frog Inlay
  • Bridge:Ebony
  • String Spacing:2 3/32″
  • Tuners:Schaller E-M6Ga
  • Knobs:Pisano Signature Wood Knob
  • Neck Pickup:Kent Armstrong Pisano
  • Pickup Height:3/32″
  • Pickup Frame:Black Plastic
  • Capacitors:0.022μF
  • Potentiometers:500K Liner Taper
  • Output Jack:Switchcraft
  • Case:Hardshell Case


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