While sifting the market in pursuit for the best travel acoustic guitar, we stumbled upon Eastman E10P, and it turned out to be one of the top contenders for this flattering title.
Utilizing top-quality materials and high-level craftsmanship, this fella is worth every penny and can stand up to any guitar on the market, regardless of the size. We took it out for a nice little spin, feel free to check out the full review below.
Body & Neck
A mere look at the combination of the sleek front and fiery back side of this instrument makes it obvious you’re dealing with a high-quality product. With guitars like this, build quality and materials are absolutely essential for acquiring a top-notch sound, and the E10P has it all.
Getting more specific, the six-string utilizes a solid Adirondack spruce top and a solid mahogany back and sides. Further on up the road, we are looking at a sturdy mahogany neck and a very classy, high-end ebony fingerboard that drastically reduces fret noise and makes your performance smoother than ever. The guitar features a scale length of 24.9 inches, a total of 19 frets, and classic white dot inlays.
The neck is smooth as a whistle, highly playable and very comfortable. Whether you’re into chord strumming or fast-paced licks, the Eastman boy here will cover your back at all times.
As noted, we’re not exactly looking at complex hardware here, but each of the components are still in absolute top form. The guitar sports a pack of six chrome vintage open-gear tuners, an ebony pyramid bridge, a two-way adjustable truss rod, a hand-fitted dovetail neck joint, a nut width of 1-13/16 inches, a handsome rosette, and a pack of included 012 – 054 Martin SP Phosphor Bronze guitar strings.
The components are masterfully crafted and do a fine job in keeping the six-string in proper shape and producing a top-notch sonic attack.
As for the most important matter here – the sound, yes – this is first and foremost a very versatile instrument by parlor guitar standards. Loved both by finger-pickers and strummers, the E10P packs a strong punch in just about any sonic environment you put it in.
However, the Adirondack spruce adds a splash of distinctive cutting power that just screams blues. As a matter of fact, this puppy sounds like you picked it up from a front porch in the Mississippi Delta.
So the body is resonant and powerful, but the neck is a story of its own! We’re talking zero fret noise, incredible ease of play and just a piece that will hypnotize the player, drawing you to play and play and play and play! Killer stuff!
As you might have expected, this is a high-end piece and it will take around $1,000 to own one, but if the highest quality guitar of this niche is what you need, the Eastman will deliver. Playing this instrument was a pleasure and we thoroughly recommend at least testing one out, it’s an experience you cannot regret. Is it worth the listed price tag? Yes, it most definitely is.