This tribute to the 1960's Airline H77/78 - which at the time was also available under the brands of Harmony and Silvertone - covers all the best parts of the originals, but kicks it up a notch for 2014. True in almost every detail to the original, "upgraded" features include the new Gold Foil Argyle pickups, a modern roller bridge for tuning stability, a center block for Bigsby stability and feedback suppression.
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Posted by Steve E. on 30th Sep 2015
I've got guitars that are double the price of this thing and this guitar holds up as well or better. This is the nicest next of the dozen or so guitars I own. Beautiful finish. Has to be seen in real life. I will definitely be buying another Eastwood!
Posted by Nungesser on 30th Sep 2015
I never write reviews because I'm selfish and ungrateful, but I had to in this instance because this guitar is so gotdamn gorgeous. Not only does it induce semis with its looks alone, it purrs like a young Jennifer Aniston whispering "I love you" the next morning. You won't regret buying this guitar.
Posted by Mike in CT on 30th Sep 2015
A lot of guitar for the money
Posted by Mike in CT on 24th Sep 2014
Appearance: What can be said really... it's just beautiful.
Tone: Vintage single coils on a short scale. A lot of vintage chime clean with a hint of single coil bell tones ringing in. Bridge pickup is very bright as expected. The mid pickup is a bit fuller, with a little more spank to it, typical of a mid position. The neck pickup is not quite as thick as one might expect, but it still retains that rich tone you would expect from the neck position. All three pickups do a really nice job of complimenting each other in any of the varied pickup combinations. Speaking of which, the pickup switches have a very solid action, your not going to knock one out of position by accident. The tone pots are very smooth, so dialing them in is a piece of cake. The volume pots are a bit more sensitive, especially at the higher end.
The neck of the guitar is a little smaller than I expected for a guitar like this, but that just makes it that much easier for most folks to play. I'm more of a tree trunk guy myself, but I'm not particular either, so a little skinny doesn't bother me.
So what more can I say... I love this guitar! Even if I never played it, it would still be great just hanging on the wall as a piece of artwork.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Jun 2015
I was looking for a different guitar , something rare or that not everybody has... not a gibson or a fender... anyway i got by a local dealer of these brand and this guitar caught my attention,
it´s a very different guitar, really versatile , those gold foil pups sound amazing and the sound configuration is wide and cool
I think the guitar is a little heavy but i compared it to a gibson with bigsby and it´s the same
really love the fact that the guitar is like a ES-335 but much less expensive , even if i had the money for a ES-335 i would choose this guitar.. it´s a different and cool choice for us musicians, since we live in a world controlled by fenders, squiers, epiphones, gibsons etc...
i have a G&L , 2 PRS and this beast.. i think this is my second favorite ( the first one is my hollowbody ii , but only because it has piezo )
Posted by Mike B on 27th Dec 2014
I took the time to set up this guitar. Put new strings on it (10s) and tweaked it slightly. It was a breeze to set up this guitar. The frets were perfect, no sharp edges and the truss rod adjusted easily. Intonation was smooth and predictable.
Ok so here was the test. I took it to practice, plugged it into my 67 Deluxe Reverb and could not believe how good it sounded. Cleans were distinctive and with a little dirt the guitar just shined. We played a bunch of stuff and it worked for everything. I did not expect this. I thought this would be a one (maybe two) trick pony but I played it for the entire practice. It was so f@&king versatile, I was blown away.
I have 21 other guitars and this baby is up there with the best of them. I can't wait to see how this plays once it is broken in.
Posted by Mike B on 20th Dec 2014
When I received this guitar I was surprised and how they really nailed the vibe of the old H76. It needed a setup but everything I buy needs a setup because I am really picky. The action was actually too low, with absolutely no buzzing. I am going to keep it there to see if I can get used to it. Plays great, has nice tone leaning towards the higher frequencies.
A few minor problems. First the f-holes are way too big, the routing around the pickups was rough, and the pots were not installed as carefully as they could have been. Believe me this stuff is really minor and should not dissuade you from buying this guitar. It is a lot of fun, looks fantastic, and is really versatile. It in on par quality wise with the Epi special editions that came out in 2013.
I would definatly buy another airline/eastwood based on this cool instrument.
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