Delivered with case
Only downside: pretty mechanical but of lesser quality.
The use is consistent with a dreadnought. Good weight distribution. Neck width limiting but comfortable for small hands. The frets are a little wide which may require a little more support. The intonation is excellent. The strings are close to the edge. To book a few experienced players.
A homogeneous sound well planned. Good punchy bass but without excess. Treble bright without being garish. Slight lack of crystallinity but in consideration of the most beautiful sparkling effect. The effect Cathedral (reverb) rosewood is present. Many also sustain. This reinforces the structures made of mediums including some resonances give the impression that this guitar has a soul violin. This guitar in the Martin lineage standards despite all its own character and can not be seen as a copy.
Power flatpicking and fingerpicking good sensitivity. Lets play very nuanced.
I use it for 2 days. This is a slap. It is a cry sometimes so it sounds! Of grinding, tearing the most beautiful effect ... Even if the setting was wrong (right stick made a little concave), I quickly realized that I had a high-quality instrument in his hands.
I bought it in Germany following the return to France of a much more playable takamine etn40c but lacked freshness (model expo certainly), medium quality (glue, battery compartment plastoc poorly done and drink a lot less beautiful than eastman on) and had no character. Many models between 600 and 1000 euros in trying Lag, Yamaha, Tanglewood. Eastman is definitely not playing in the same category.