The Airline Jupiter is reminiscent of the late 1950's Silvertone Jupiter model. The unique hollow-body design without F-Holes combine with the Airline ARGYLE Single coil pickups to produce a unique tone reminiscent from many early electric guitars from the 50's and 60's. The Jupiter is capable of producing clean or distorted tones without feedback.
Posted by Unknown on 29th Sep 2015
The Jupiter is a fun-to-play, good-looking guitar -- and as a lefty -- I appreciate all the Eastwood and Airline instruments that are available to us southpaws from their unique inventory. I like the Argyle pickups a lot. They add a great retro-feel to this guitar. I changed around some of the parts on the guitar (mostly because I had them on hand...), and turned this fun guitar into one that's on par with all my other gig-worthy instruments. I changed the wood bridge to a Gibson ABR-1-type bridge giving it a bit more tone; I changed the tuners to some Grovers, and most importantly, I changed the tailpiece to a shorter trapeze tailpiece. This final modification made instrument less stiff and easier to play. The Jupiter is cool the way comes from the factory, but for me, I believe these modifications turned a fun guitar into a great guitar!
Posted by Dan - Hansville WA USA on 19th Sep 2014
OK, tried em out last night. The pickups are not especially "hot", but they sound great. Different somehow too. Lots of tonal possibilities with this guitar. I especially like the middle position with neck PU set dark and bridge PU bright. This guitar can sound woody and jazzy, bright and twangy, or really gritty and grindy. I am really happy Mike, thanks again.
Posted by Dan on 18th Sep 2014
This guitar arrived today, that was incredibly fast! Thank you!
The level of quality is very very nice, with a good neck and fingerboard, nice fret job, fret ends all well finished, binding looks great, nice glossy topcoat.
I have not given it a proper tryout plugged-in yet. I'll have to see if I can bond with those funky pickups... but I figured that going in...
Anyway, just wanted to say thanks for such unbelievably fast shipping, and wanted to emphasize, this guitar is gorgeous!