Eastwood Guitars Opinions

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  1. TonyV

    TonyV Member

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    Anybody own Eastwoods? What do you think?

    I was intrigued by the sound samples on their website, especially of the Airline Tuxedo.

    There is a dealer local to me but they don't have that particular one in stock. When I get a chance I will head down to try them, I want to see if the necks are too chunky for dainty yet hairy hands.
     
  2. Smakutus

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    I tried a couple of the Firebird type guitars they had a year ago and thought the necks were too big.

    Jeff
     
  3. turtlesoup

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    A friend of mine had one of the basses. it was a total lemon.
     
  4. Mudder

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    I had a Savannah DLX. The Burns trem was an abomination, but the finish work was solid. A nice piece of wood, nice neck, no buzzing or sharp frets. The electronics were fine, decent pickups, not great pots or switch. Totally worth the money used IMHO.
     
  5. bgio

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    I saw that they reissued the Messenger guitar. I have wanted to get an original Messenger for a long time. But, they didnt include the aluminum neck, or the built-in fuzz, or the original-styled pickups. Really turned me off of the reissue. I feel like the whole original sound is gone. But havent had much experience with the guitars otherwise.
     
  6. Nashville Slim

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    I played a Tuxedo and an Airline Deluxe 3-pup with a Bigsby, and they both sounded amazing, and were set up very nicely. I have been gassing for one of each ever since. I was totally unimpressed with a used Firebird-style that I played a while back, but it had been pretty battered.
     
  7. bizzwriter

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    I had an Eastwood baritone for a while -- good quality for the $$$. Better deal used, of course -- you can find 'em all day long on ebay. If I had kept my Eastwood, I would have changed out the Brand X pickups for something better.
     
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    Although I don't own one, I've heard an Eastwood Tuxedo played in a jam situation. It's got an old school sound with the p 90's. If you pose this question in the Sound Hound Lounge, "West Coast Blues thread etc", you'll get at least a few responses concerning that guitar specifically. At least one of the regular posters owns one.
     
  9. turtlesoup

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    usually a red flag for me.
     
  10. minorseventh

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    average build quality of other korean made guitars, but the newer models are getting better. I have owned one, and I have a local dealer here so Ive been plinking on them for a couple years and I can say quality control is good. also great customer service and response to emails.

    I wouldnt mind a Wandre actually. Id strip that sucker and refinish in metalflake and put some proper mini humbuckers in it.
     
  11. playon

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    Well, you can find a lot of really nice guitars on ebay all day long too...!

    I'm wondering about the Eastwood model H-44 that's sort of copied from the old Harmony Stratotone, anyone try one of these? How are they?

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    I spent some time with a Saturn 63 recently. An odd guitar by any measure, and I couldn't really get a tone I liked out of it. It has a weird tone circuit; I'm not sure what the various positions on the tone selector switch actually do. I was encouraged because the pickups look a lot like DeArmonds, but I'd like to hear them in another, more straightforward design.
     
  14. mvsr990

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    FWIW, anything they list at $499 or more (plus the single-pickup H44) is made in Korea. The cheaper guitars (including the Firebird-y one, I believe) are Chinese.

    I want a single-pickup H44.
     
  15. dorfmeister

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    Do you know if they are putting truss rods in the H44? I know the original Stratotones didn't have truss rods.
     
  16. XKnight

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    If Clint makes them, I'm in.
     
  17. mvsr990

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    I've never held one in person, but I read somewhere that they do have a truss rod.
     
  18. playon

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    There's a truss rod cover on the guitar in the pic I posted, so I'd say there's a 100% chance they have them. ;)
     
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    Had a white Hi-Flyer stop tail. Well built guitar for the price, 2 P90 give a real agressive and raw sound. Fast neck. Cool looking guitar. Really loved it, but I sold it to buy my Les Paul Junior.
     
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    Anybody try one of their Johnny Ramone knock-offs? I'm really curious about those.
     

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