Eastman Unveils New Romeo LA Guitar

Eastman Romeo LA
(Image credit: Eastman Guitars)

Eastman has unveiled the Romeo LA, a new variation of its acclaimed Romeo semi-hollow.

Like the original Romeo, the Romeo LA is built with a spruce laminate top, mahogany laminate back and sides, and a set maple neck featuring a 22-fret ebony fretboard with a 24.75-inch scale length. The neck joint also boasts a swept curve for additional comfort.

Sonically, the guitar is outfitted with Seymour Duncan Radiator Gold Foil P-90 pickups, controlled by three gold knobs.

Additional appointments on the Romeo LA include a Göldo TLT2N vibrato tailpiece – which, in an interesting touch, merges a stoptail design with a sprung vibrato – and a Göldo three-point Vario bridge with stainless steel saddles and Göldo locking tuners.

The Eastman Romeo LA will be available this summer – in a nitrocellulose Celestine Blue finish – for $1749.

For more info on the guitar, stop by eastmanguitars.com.

Jackson Maxwell
Associate Editor, GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.