I had an Eastman when they first came to the US (around 2005). It was a good guitar I really liked the neck on it. I still prefer laminate wood hollowbodies, they just sound better to my ears.Hagstrom makes great guitars. I played a viking baritone for a while and was really impressed with its voice. Ended up trading it for an Eastman which was also pretty nice, but traded that for a Les Paul, lol.