Eastwood offers up Link Wray tribute model

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  1. nasonm

    nasonm Supporting Member

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    This new Eastwood Link Wray tribute guitar is awesome!

    http://www.eastwoodguitars.com/link-wray-tribute/

    We are very excited to announce the production of this new Link Wray model. Eastwood has partnered with UK's Vince Ray (see notes below) to create a stunning new professional grade electric guitar. Featuring the artwork of Vince Ray, the guitar includes images and song titles that spans Link's career and rekindles our love of his music. But we did not stop there, we wanted to design a guitar that a professional player can be proud of, with upgraded the tuners, pots, custom tailpiece and installed a pair of Airline Vintage Voiced Single Coil Pickups for a that killer Link Wray tone. The guitar includes a custom artwork hardshell case, Airline Black Curly Cord and RUMBLE leather strap. The total package for every Link Wray fan and guitarist alike!

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  3. DrumBob

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    Glad to see Link getting some credit, but would I buy one? No.
     
  4. 5881

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    Used to play with Robert Gordon a lot, as well as having his own thing going on before that. Another who?
     
  5. nateco

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    Kinda cheesy, I'd prefer just a plain one.

    Rumble is one of the greatest moments in guitar history.

    It's ground zero for everything that ever came after it. IMO.
     
  6. DamianL

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    Yup
     
  7. Custom50

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    Link Wray was beyond awesome....but didn't he rock his SG and that weird (Yamaha?) red guitar most of the time? Either way, nice to see one of the granddadies of hard rock get some love.
     
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    I usually see him with that Danelectro looking guitar, but when I saw him live he was using a Strat (sunburst, tort pickguard, maple neck).
     
  9. nasonm

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    Well, to each their own I guess. I really like the design but I can see how other people wouldn't care for it.
     
  10. gkoelling

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    It looks like something you might find in K-Mart or a Toys-R Us catalog. I'd like to see it without the cheesy graphics.
     
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    "Rawhide" was as big of a hit as "Rumble"... Wonder why it's not listed on that guitar???

    :)
     
  12. DustyRhodesJr

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    Love Link- but they should have done this guitar, IMO.

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    I got to see the great Link Wray live. Guitar hero for sure.


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  15. bluegrif

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    No problem. It's just Eastwood's Supro Dualtone replica (the Twin Tone) under the graphics. Widely available for years now. And yes, Link played a Dual Tone on his early stuff. I owned an original for awhile. The pickups were awesome but the guitar itself was not all that playable (I have played examples with much better playability, but they had required a fair amount of work to make them so).

    I thought the same thing though. The graphics are a little too kitsch for me but kind of cool in a way. Still I'd rather just have a regular one too. I know one pickup builder who makes a replica of those old Supro singles, but in a regular humbucker size. Be a nice upgrade to the Eastwood.
     
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    Some of the best stuff Link ever did was with a power trio he had before he hooked up with Gordon, with X Heyman on drums. Never properly recorded or released.
     
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    Check out Wray's "Three Track Shack" containing his solo material from the 70's. I love his voice, some real cool swampy/gospel/blues.
     
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    I think it's awesome that there is a tribute to Link Wray but the graphics are really cheesy.
     
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    Link was always such a well know Eastwood user.
     
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