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 Kevin Menshik on 15th Dec 2014
I knew this guitar would not have a huge bass response in it. A lot of the you tube reviews I watched seemed to be very accurate as far as what you can get out of this guitar for tone.
I do not have another guitar that has this much top end and I quite like it. I would say it is not the most versatile guitar, but what it does, it does pretty well.
-Wood finish, grain and colour are very well done.
-Great tone for more treble and chime-sounding stuff.
-Very playable. No weird intonation or difficulty in making adjustments.
-Great quality for the price.
-Tuners feel cheap. I had to tighten a couple of them right out of the box.
-Set up was not great. Actually, I found I had same problem when receiving my Tux Deluxe too.
-Heavy body. Like really heavy for it's depth and size.
-Related to its weight, the neck feels disproportionately skinny and small.
-This may be fussy, but the knobs for volume and tone feel like the cheapest kind of plastic you can buy. They feel brittle and porous. They also look cheap, which sort of cheapens the overall look.
-Toggle switches also feel cheap and they don't operate that smoothly. Almost like they have a grain of sand stuck in them or something.
Like I said - some of my cons are pretty fussy things that most people couldn't care less about.
I expect I will replace the tuners, knobs and toggle switches at some point, but overall, I really like the way this thing sounds.
Posted by Nungesser on 22nd Nov 2014
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 Steve E. on 24th Oct 2014
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 Unknown on 15th Oct 2014
I just received this guitar a day or two ago, and have only just begun to play around with it.
FIRST IMPRESSION: Stunning looks! The sunburst finish is sweet, and all the hardware and tortoise shell panels look elegant. Playing through a Peavey Microhead and a 1x12 speaker box I was able to get a huge variety of sounds, from sparkling clean to a savage distorted growl. The neck is very playable, the Bigsby works well (and doesn't disrupt the tuning too badly), and, all-in-all, the guitar is as close to an all-purpose one as any I have tried.
Posted by Blair Hogan on 29th Sep 2014
I just received my H-78 about a week ago and I haven't put it down since it got here. I've wanted one since they announced it (and wanted an original as long as I can remember) and finally bit the bullet and ordered one, and I'm so glad I did.
It's my fourth Eastwood. I also have a Tuxedo, an H44 and a Bighorn. I've got a lot of guitars and my Eastwoods have been a fixture (especially my Tux) on every tour and session since 2009 when I bought my first one. I get people asking about them every single night, and I'm constantly swearing by these guitars and telling whoever will listen that I've never gotten more guitar for my money. I can already tell that this H78 is going to be my main guitar for a lot of years to come. Thanks for making the coolest looking, best sounding and most affordable guitars I'll ever play. One day I'll own them all!
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.
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