This AIRLINE Tuxedo is designed after the Barney Kessel model from the mid 1950's and sold under the brands of KAY and AIRLINE. This AIRLINE® TUXEDO is a full hollow body design, light wieght and versatile with a tonal palette suitable from JAZZ to PUNK. Original Barney Kessel models now sell for $3,000-$5,000
Posted by eric harabadian on 18th Oct 2014
I recently purchased the Airline Tuxedo even though I wasn't really in the market for a new guitar. A chain of events started with a You Tube interview I watched with Mark Farner talking about his old Messenger guitar and how much he dug it. That intrigued me so in my search I come across a video demo with Wendell Ferguson playing it. My jaw dropped and I went to the Eastwood site. I started doing some searches and happened on Wendell's demo of the Tuxedo. That guitar seemed like it had all the tonal and styling properties I was looking for. Then I watched subsequent demos with RJ Ronquillo and David Henman, etc. That cinched it for me! A top quality guitar and case for under $1000.00....such a deal!!! Superior workmanship and a nice balance of retro design and modern technology. You guys hit one out of the park with the Tuxedo!