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
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Posted by Django Mango on 25th Jan 2016
The Airline Tuxedo is a very unique guitar. It has outstanding acccoustic properties for an electric guitar due to the solid wood back, sides and top and the fully hollow design. No F holes means great tolerance to feedback for a fully hollow guitar. The P-90 s are very nice and some will be tempted to experiment with other types of P-90s, but the stock pickups are really very nice for Blues, Classic Rock and Jazz. The pickups have a smokey , gritty flavor with excellent midrange. I enjoyed mine so much that I had an all acoustic version (no holes for pickup in body or any electronics) that I will eventually add floating pickups to. A very Cool Guitar !!
Posted by Gav on 27th Oct 2015
Getting back into playing the guitar and wow! what sweet looking set up, so well made and perfect intonation straight out of the box.
Playing through a hand made princeton, hepas of meaty tones and exactly the P90 tone i was after!
Well done Eastwood.
Posted by Steve on 1st Oct 2015
Fretboard feels wonderful. The pickups sound silky, quiet. I expected more noise from P90's. Finish is impeccable, a really beautiful guitar.
I gave it four stars because palm mutes are something you have to get used to because the trapeze tail is so close to the tune-o-matic.
This comes with 10's and they suit the guitar, intonation is good. I enjoy perfect intonation. I'll be putting on an Earvana nut. I like 11's with a wrapped third.
Posted by AaronL on 1st Oct 2015
This guitar has a classic p-90 sound that is further accentuated by it's beautiful hollow-body tone -it just sounds amazing without any amplification. The PUPs are pretty hot and have an awesome bright bark that I love. I felt like I became a better guitar player just picking this up because everything just sounds better. I use this with a Peavey Classic 30 and there are so many different tones -all the way from acoustic to classic rock and blues -very vintage and very responsive to pick attack. Great thing about this guitar is that it's light and well balanced and so easy to play -I really love the neck.
One thing that surprised me is how quiet the guitar is -I expected a lot more noise from single coils, especially since these are not reverse wound.
Build on this is phenomenal -super solid and professional -only part that seems to be potentially problematic is the pick guard, which is just held on by two screws, but no problems yet. The look of the guitar in person is even nicer than the pictures -the binding is so well done and everyone who has seen this have complimented the aesthetics of the guitar.
If you like P90s and hollow body sound don't hesitate on this one, there's very little it can't do well and the quality is what you would expect from something four times this price.
Posted by EC on 1st Oct 2015
Stunningly beutiful guitar. Great setup right out of the box. Neck feels perfect!
Posted by Brecken Jones on 1st Oct 2015
Right as I opened the case and saw that shimmering black with the Bigsby I knew this was a great purchase. Took her out of the case, plugged her in and fell in love.
Great tonal range and a beautiful look/feel. Stock right out of the box I give it a 5.
Totally worth your money.
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