The 1950's H44 was one of the coolest blues/slide guitars ever made that featured a short body with a FAT neck. The originals are becoming very hard to find and hard to play! We’ve improved the pickups and the stability of the neck but kept all the vintage appeal of the original. Better than the real thing!
Posted by Paul Hogue on 29th Apr 2015
Yes, it's a big neck guitar. Sustain for days. Meaty sound. I don't know if John Lee Hooker ever had a Stratotone, but he would have loved this version of it. I'm making myself put it down to write this review before going to bed.
Posted by Seba Pezzani (art director of the "Dal Mississippi al Po" music and literature festival and RAB4's s on 10th Nov 2014
I fell in love with the looks of this guitar when I first saw it advertised on the Internet. I checked it out and found out it was the reissue of an old instrument. I thought, "Naaa, it must be one of those cheap, Asian guitars that won't ever stay in tune and that will lose all its appeal after the first few days". But I had some extra bucks to spend and I tried my luck. Because, yes, it is a rather cheap instrument, but don't get me wrong: the Airline H44 DLX sounds as gorgeous as it looks. Not only does it feature marvellous copper finish and shiny hardware, but it also is a very efficient instrument that comes with a perfect setting. You won't need to spend extra money and time to bring it to your luthier. You can take it with you to your first gig, plug it in and play it. Its two mini-humbuckers are soulful but can growl too. Its pretty big neck (with great rosewood) is suited for strumming chords (as I tend to do) as well as for master's hands. And the looks are totally awesome. This guitar will make you look super-cool. Before I bought it, I read some of the specifics on the Eastwood's webpage and I was told that the Airline series presents some old models with important improvements. Right on! This guitar smells old but plays as a modern guitar should: efficiency guaranteed. A beauty that kills! Sorry... that rocks!