Eastman FV880CE-SB Frank Vignola Signature Archtop Sunburst Finish
The virtuosic playing of Frank Vignola demands an instrument that can keep up. It’s an honor and a privilege to partner with Thorell Guitars to produce such a guitar. Frank’s signature Eastman is equally at home in a jazz club or at a bluegrass festival.
The first archtops were made to accompany orchestras and provide a chunking rhythm that was felt more than heard. By those standards what our hollow bodies do today is quite different. Our vision for the archtop is to maintain traditional build methods while providing a new sound and image that appeals to players of multiple musical disciplines.
Our handcrafted guitars pay tribute to traditional build methods and body styles while delivering a balanced and refined tone.
All of our instruments are built in workshops in Beijing by an expert team of luthiers and craftsmen.
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Nut: Bone 1 3/4"
Nut Height: 0.022"
Fretwire: 22 Jescar FW47104-P
Scale Length: 25 3/8"
Body Style: Thorell/Vignola Signature Gypsy Jazz Guitar
Body Dimensions: 15" x 3 1/4"
Body Top: AAA Tight Grained Spruce
Body Back/Sides: Highly Flamed Maple
Truss Rod: Single Acting
Binding: Top and Back
Binding Material: 4 Ply Ivoroid
Side Dot Color: White
Finish: Gloss Finish
Hardware Color: Gold
Bridge: Thorell Style
Tuners: Gotoh SEP780-06MGG
Neck Pickup: Lollar Johnny Smith
Pickup Height: 3/32"
Pickup Frame: 3/32"
Capacitors: MC223 0.022
Potentiometers: 500K Linear Taper Thumbwheel
Output Jack: Switchcraft L11
Pickup Wiring: Gavitt Braided Wire
Strings: D’Addario NYXL .012 - .052
Action Height: 3/32" 12th fret bass, 2/32" 12th fret treble
Case: Hardshell Case