NEWS: Eastwood Seafoam Green Airline® ’59 Custom 3P Model

Oh my god. I think I’m gonna need a lie down after looking at this. I’m dizzy. Extreme coolness always makes me dizzy.

Eastwood Introduces the Seafoam Green Airline® ’59 Custom 3P Model
July 28, 2009
Eastwood Guitars has added the ever-so-popular “seafoam green” color to the highly successful Airline ’59 Custom 3P guitar line-up. This ultimate retro color has never been offered on the flagship Airline 3P model and with the option of a matching seafoam green Custom Airline leather strap, it will become an essential part of a style-loving guitarists wardrobe.

The Seafoam Green Airline ’59 Custom 3P features a unique white rubber binding that surrounds the tone-chambered mahogany body. The vintage style pinstriped pickguard and the aluminum tone switch plate are further details linked to the original Airline guitars. The ’59 custom series also includes the upgraded AIRLINE VVSC pickups. Each guitar has individual volume and tone, master volume, 5-way switch, Bigsby Tremolo, and the classic 25-1/2 scale. It ships in the Vintage Style Deluxe form-fit AIRLINE hardshell case with steel plate logo. To find your nearest dealer along with video and sound samples of the Airline guitar family go to

“The Airline ’59 Custom series has been a run-away hit since the January launch” said Mike Robinson, President and founder of Eastwood Guitars “and the Seafoam Green Airline ’59 Custom 3P totally nails the vibe of Airline Guitars and demonstrates why this brand continues to be important 50 years later.”

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SUMMER NAMM: Eastwood Town & Country ’59 Custom STD, DLX

I saw a whole bunch of Eastwood guitars at 555 Music in Hawthorn the other day. I think I just added about 5 more guitars to the wish list inside my head. Well Eastwood haven’t made it any easier with the Town & Country ’59 DLX…

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Airline Town & Country ’59 Custom STD and DLX Guitars Join the Eastwood Line-up

July 17, 2009
Eastwood Guitars adds two new models to their popular Airline ’59 Custom Series, the Town & Country ’59 Custom STD and DLX. These retro-beauties will be making heads turn in concert halls and bars around the world. Guitar legend Chris Spedding sums up the Town & Country models best, “my Airline plays so sweet and looks so cool, I had to change my wardrobe to match it”.

The Airline Town & Country ’59 Custom guitars feature a unique black rubber binding surrounding the entire Vintage Cream body, which replicates the esthetics of the original Airline Res-O-Glas guitars. The cosmetic details on the STD include a retro-striped pickguard and control guard with vintage style chrome hardware and the DLX model comes with a BIGSBY licensed tremolo. This 25 ½” scale guitar is a players’ dream with a fast maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and block markers bolted onto a tone chambered mahogany body. These guitars deliver unlimited tone possibilities with high output Airline Vintage Voiced Single Coil pickups, a 3-way switch, master volume, and individual volume and tone for each pickup. The Airline ’59 Custom guitars ship in the new Vintage Style Deluxe form-fit AIRLINE hardshell case with steel plate logo.

NEWS: Eastwood Joey Leone Limited Edition

Eastwood Produces 50 Joey Leone Limited Edition Guitars
Eastwood Guitars has released 50 copies of the Joey Leone Limited Edition guitar. Each of these semi-hollow body collector editions has a unique serial number and is loaded with features. The three custom coil tapped Humbuckers combined with the switching system create 27 different and totally usable tones, from full out wolf-mother scream to delicate finger picking response — this custom guitar delivers sonic pleasure.

The center blocked hollow body features a flame maple top, back and sides and has a luxurious one piece set mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard. The custom headstock with it’s giant inlayed “E” logo features a set of Grover Imperial Tuners. The Joey Leone Limited Edition is completed with a Tune-O-Matic Bridge, Stop Tail and ergonomically placed volume and tone controls.

The prototype of the Eastwood Joey Leone Limited Edition was unveiled at the MUSIKMESSE show in Germany to raving reviews and the 50 guitars are now available while they last. Sound and video samples are available online.

“Joey set out to design a single guitar that could create the tones of a Strat, Tele, Les Paul and a 335,” said Mike Robinson, President and founder of Eastwood Guitars. “He decided it had to have custom coil tapped Humbuckers — and once again Joey was right — leaving us with one of the finest guitars Eastwood has ever produced. Mission accomplished.”

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NEWS: Eastwood Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Airline ’59 Custom

Ya gotta love all these reissues by Eastwood. As if the Breadwinner Tribute wasn’t cool enough, there are a few classic Airline models available. Here’s the lastest:

Eastwood introduces the Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Airline® ’59 Custom
May 15, 2009
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Airline brand, Eastwood® Guitars has released 50 limited edition Metallic Gold Airline ’59 Custom 2P guitars. These individually numbered collector edition models ship in the Deluxe Airline form-fit hardshell case and include a certificate of authenticity personally signed by the founder of Eastwood Guitars, Mike Robinson.

The Gold Airline 2P features a unique rubber binding that surrounds the tone chambered mahogany body. The vintage style of the pinstriped pickguard along and the chrome tone switch are tributes to the original 1959 models. With two ALNICO Hot-10 pickups, vintage tuners and the classic 25½ scale this guitar is guaranteed to turn heads. You can also customize this guitar through Eastwood’s custom shop, with a pair of Airline Vintage Voice Single Coil pickups and a Bigsby Tremolo to make it your own.

“The Airline models are the flagship brand of Eastwood” said Mike Robinson “and we are really excited to celebrate 50 years of guitar history with this stunning limited edition Metallic Gold model”.

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NEWS: Eastwood Breadwinner Tribute

Wow! I’ve heard rumours that Eastwood were hoping to reissue the Ovation Breadwinner, and it seems this is as close as they’re gonna get – the Breadwinner tribute guitar.

There are a few changes compared to the original Ovation classic (especially the headstock), but ya gotta hand it to Eastwood for making it happen. Electric Light Orchestra tribute bands, start your credit cards.
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Here’s the press release.

Eastwood Guitars debuted the new Breadwinner tribute guitar at NAMM 2009 last month to much praise and excitement. The distinctive shape and unmistakable look of this classic model is a showstopper. It brings back memories of the most diverse cast of players like no other guitar, including David Cassidy, Glen Campbell, Robert Smith, Colin Newman, Wally Bryson, Steve Marriot, Tom Morello and Ace Frehley. We can’t imagine that crowd has anything else in common other than the weird and wonderful Breadwinner.

The Breadwinner is available in white or black with white pickguard. The unique form fitting solid mahogany body and 24 ¾” scale maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and 1 11/16″ nut, make this guitar one of the world’s most ergonomic designs with unsurpassed comfort and balance. The cutaway shape allows full access to the 24th fret. This is the first Eastwood model to feature Active Mini Humbuckers with a 3-way and an active on/off switch. The Breadwinner comes with a traditional custom hardtail or an optional Strat style tremolo bridge. To protect this six string 70s dream-machine, Eastwood has created a custom fit deluxe hardshell case, which will be included with the first 48 guitars (so order today).

“The Breadwinner has been one of the most requested models that fans have wanted us to recreate”, stated Mike Robinson, President of Eastwood Guitars, “and from the response at the NAMM show, it will become a very popular model for Eastwood”.

The Eastwood Breadwinner tribute guitar is in stock now and is shipping worldwide.

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NAMM 2009: Airline ’59 Custom Series

Whatever one’s opinion on Jack White, it can’t be denied that the popularity of The White Stripes a few years ago worked wonders in prompting Eastwood to revive Airline guitars (and for the record I dug White Stripes, so don’t mistake my flippancy for cynicism). After several years and a lot of great reviews, they’re zeroing in even closer to the ultimate modern Airline reissue.

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Eastwood Guitars debuted their new AIRLINE® ’59 Custom Series guitars to rave reviews at NAMM 2009 earlier this month. The Airline ’59 Custom 2P and 3P are the first guitars in the new Airline Custom Series and have elevated the quality reputation of Eastwood Guitars to a whole new level.

The ’59 Custom guitars deliver many new features to the AIRLINE brand. These guitars feature a unique rubber binding which surrounds the entire body, and replicates the esthetics of the original Airline Res-O-Glas guitars. Additional cosmetic details include a striped pickguard, aluminum tone switch plate and available NOS Valco knobs. Both the ’59 Custom 2P and the ’59 Custom 3P guitars are fitted with the high output Airline Vintage Voiced Single Coil pickups. These models ship in the new Vintage Style Deluxe form-fit AIRLINE hardshell case with steel plate logo.

“It has been five years since I asked our engineering team for that rubber binding”, stated Mike Robinson, President of Eastwood Guitars, “and I can say it was definitely worth the wait. Over the past six years, our AIRLINE series has built a great reputation for playability and tone, but now we are setting a new standard in guitar esthetics with the new ’59 Custom Series”.

The Airline ’59 Custom 2P is available in red and the Airline ’59 Custom 3P comes equipped with a BIGSBY tremolo and is available in black or seafoam green. Both new models are in stock now and are shipping worldwide.

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