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Airline® H78™ - Honeyburst

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Product Description

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.

  • Body: Bound Laminated Maple, Vintage F-Holes
  • Colours: Honeyburst
  • Pickups: Three Airline Argyle "Gold Foil" SC
  • Switching: 3- on/off 
  • Controls: 3 Volume 3 Tone
  • Bridge: Adjustable Roller Bridge, Bigsby B-70
  • Neck: Bound Maple, Bolt-on, Bound Headstock
  • Finger Board: Rosewood, Block Markers
  • Scale Length: 24 3/4" (628mm)
  • Width at the Nut: 1 5/8""
  • Hardware: Gotoh style Style Nickel/Chrome
  • Strings: #9-#46
  • Case: Hardhell case INCLUDED
  • Unique Features: Airline Gold Foil Pickups
  • Suggested Retail: $979.00 US


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  1. Dear Eastwood Airline Guitars

    Posted by William Gibbons on 7th Jan 2016

    When I saw that you were offering an updated H-78 model electric guitar, I just had to get one while I could. I simply love the guitar, it's tone, it's quality of finish, and the way it feels and plays! These comments are coming from a Stratocaster and Les Paul fan, so this was a different type of guitar purchase for me! I am so glad that I got the guitar while I could! I was afraid that if I did not get it when I did, I may not have had another opportunity. I particularly like the pickups on this guitar, and the way I can use the pickups in many different combinations, letting me make many different types of sounds, and now I can play music that sounds more like some of the original recordings. It really has a classic 1960's tone, and I really like the deep sunburst colors! One last thing - the bound fret board is very easy to play! Great job! It is so much like the original, but better!!!

  2. Coolest Guitar Ever

    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!

  3. Mmmmm

    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.

  4. A lot of guitar for the money

    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 )

  6. Beyond the first impesssion, second review

    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.

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