Eastwood Guitars Doral Electric Jazz Guitar
The Doral is a full size archtop guitar, featuring a laminated spruce top with curly maple sides and back as well as a three piece rock maple neck.
According to the company, where the Doral separates itself from other archtops is the versatility of the coil tapped humbucking pickups that afford you the opportunity to switch between vintage voiced humbuckers and P90 voiced singled coil pickups.
Another feature of the Doral is the longer scale length (25.5"), a feature designed to grant the player the option to use lighter gauge strings and still get some nice string tension.
One other feature of the Doral is the pickup spacing, the neck pickup is spaced slightly away from the neck an idea that was used on several Gibson one pickup models in the 50's and 60's, and on the sleeper of a guitar, the Ibanez Joe Pass Model from the 70's. This is designed to give the front pickup a bit more of a low mid voicing, a real plus on a spruce topped guitar which can be a bit muddy and have trouble cutting through a larger ensemble. The Doral is said to replicate the natural acoustic sound of the guitar more accurately. The bridge pickup is moved slightly away from the bridge as well, this gives you a more useable sound as opposed to the treble pickup with no treble sound found on L5's. Lastly, this gives you a slightly different sound when both pickups are employed, very similar to the sound many players love on the short scale Byrdland, according to Eastwood.
No accurate pricing info, but the Eastwood Doral is now shipping; to find a dealer go to www.eastwoodguitars.com.
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