AG contributing writer Kate Koenig auditions the Eastman AC622CE, a grand auditorium cutaway with spruce top, maple back and sides, and L.R. Baggs electronics. The AC622CE is a beautifully made guitar with a big and bold sound. It manages to be both strong and clear at the same time, great for strumming and inviting of picking and fingerpicking, the latter especially offering firmly spoken tones. The soundport, beveled edge, and new inlays add a modern touch to the all-solid-wood instrument, making it well worth the price mark.