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Airline Bighorn - Red

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Product Description

One of the early "student" guitars found in North American Catalogs in the 1960s. This model was available under the brands of Airline, Supro, Kay and many others. This new Eastwood release is based on the original 1960′s AIRLINE Bighorn, it features an updated adjustable bridge, truss rod and the modern popular Diamond Argyle single coil pickups.

  • Body: Basswood
  • Colours: Green, Sunburst, Red, Black
  • Pickups: Two AIRLINE Vintage Argyle Diamonds
  • Switching: 3-Way
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone
  • Bridge: Tele Style 3-way Adjustable
  • Neck: Maple, Bolt-on
  • Finger Board: Rosewood, Dot Markers
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2" (648mm)
  • Width at the Nut: 1 5/8"
  • Hardware: Vintage Kluson Style Nickel/Chrome
  • Strings: D'Addario #10
  • Case: Extra
  • Unique Features: 60's style, 60's tone
  • Suggested Retail: $589.00 US


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  1. WOW!

    Posted by Paul B (England) on 3rd Apr 2015

    The guitar is every thing I was hoping for. I have the red one and I must say it's the best red I've seen on a guitar. When I plugged it in to my fender twin amp and started playing I coudln't put it down. Whether you are playing surf, blues or rock, the pickups are amazing, very versatile . It has a lovely chunky neck and perfect playability and intonation. I'm an owner of Gibson and Fender guitars and this is up there with them. I love this guitar and hope to be purchasing more Eastwood Airline guitars as soon as I can. Great service as well.

  2. Rockin' out at the Loyal Order of Water Buffalos

    Posted by Cameron on 13th Sep 2014

    Peter at Eastwood set me up with a sweet Bighorn package. How can someone not love the look of this guitar? Tomato soup red, cream pickguard... you could have it for lunch. Took it home and played it for 7 hours - love the tonality of the Argyle pick ups - great dynamic range, the action and neck offers extreme playability - inevitable comparison to Tele Deluxe for 1/3 the price.
    A few problems, the Kluson style plate tuners are lifting off the headstock (maybe a 32 of an inch) resulting in a "wild G" tuning - will need to upgrade them sooner or later (which I would have done anyway). Have to agree with GP mag that should be played wearing the headgear of the Water Buffalo lodge. If not for the tuners would be 10 out of 10.

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