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Eastman Juliet

Eastman Juliet  ·  Source: Eastman

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Eastman announced their new Juliet model with a solid body, a 25.5″ scale length and available with a variety of pickup options on launch. Juliet follows on from their Romeo model which was released last year, but hopefully, these star crossed lovers won’t both die in a Shakespearean tragic love story.

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Eastman Juliet

The new Eastman Juliet has an offset one-piece Okoume body with a raised centre bar and laid-in pickguard. They also have a one-piece Okoume neck paired with a 12″ radius ebony fretboard. The fretboard is fitted with 22 Jescar FW47104-P wire frets.

With three distinct versions of the model on launch, each in its own unique finish, you have a few choices to make before you decide which one to buy.

Juliet

Aged finish with Bigsby B5 and twin humbuckers

Finishes

The model is offered in a Vintage Red, Pomona Blonde and an Antique Varnish/Black finish. You also have the option of a USA Bigsby B5 vibrato system available with the lightly aged Antique Varnish/Black model. Whereas the Vintage Red and Pomona Blonde both come with a Tune-o-Matic style bridge and tailpiece.

This model comes with a six-in-line headstock design, with Gotoh tuners. Al good quality hardware here and so these guitars should be built to last.

Six in line headstock with Gotoh tuners

Bare Knuckle

The Juliet features a Schaller three-way Megaswitch and this is used to toggle between the Bare Knuckle Old Guard partially wax potted humbuckers or the Old Guard low wound P90 pickups. Check out the various  Juliet models in the demo videos below and they sound very nice indeed.

Schaller three-way Megaswitch

Three Versions

The Juliet PB comes with twin humbuckers, as does the more expensive Juliet/v-BK and finally, you have the P90 loaded Juliet P90-VR model. They all look like great guitars, with some quality hardware and the price point isn’t ridiculously high, so they could be a great deal as well.

MSRP – Juliet P90-VR and Juliet PB GBP 1499 each, plus the Juliet/v-B-BK at GBP 1859

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  • Vintage Red: Eastman
  • Pomona Blonde: Eastman
  • Antique Varnish, Black: Eastman
  • Aged finish : Eastman
  • Six in line headstock: Eastman
  • Schaller three-way Megaswitch : Eastman
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One response to “NAMM 2022: Eastman Juliet a new Bare Knuckle loaded offset design”

    Mark C. says:
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    That Antique Varnish finish is a nice touch of the good old times.

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