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Airline Tuxedo - Copper

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Product Description

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

  • Body: MHollow-body, Maple Top, Back, Mahogany Sides
  • Colours: Black, Sunburst, Copper, Left-hand Black
  • Pickups: Two Custom Hi-Output P-90's
  • Switching: 3-Way
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone
  • Bridge: Trapeze Tail, Tune-O-Matic Bridge
  • Neck: Set Neck, Bound Maple
  • Finger Board: Rosewood, Block Markers
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2" (648mm)
  • Width at the Nut: 1 11/16"
  • Hardware: Vintage Style Open Back Tuners
  • Strings: D'Addario #10
  • Case: Extra
  • Unique Features: 1950's AIRLINE "Coat of Arms" logo on Pickguard


Additional Specs and Setup Guide

Product Videos

Eastwood Airline Tuxedo Demo ()
  • Eastwood Airline Tuxedo Demo
  • Eastwood Guitars Airline Tuxedo demo - Keith McFadden

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  1. Elegant Axe

    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.

  2. Great, versatile sound

    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.

  3. Awesome

    Posted by EC on 1st Oct 2015

    Stunningly beutiful guitar. Great setup right out of the box. Neck feels perfect!

  4. Diggin it.

    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.

  5. My New Favorite Electric

    Posted by JMAC on 1st Oct 2015

    This was my first Eastwood Airline guitar and I really enjoy it. The look is good and fit and finish just right everywhere. The sound, played acoustic, is good and that's always a great sign on an electric guitar. It's a bit deeper than an LP but lighter because it's hollow. The single coil pickups sound great and the guitar plays like buttah. Other than some setup tweaks the only change I made was a bone nut (personal preference). If you want something different this is a great guitar and the price is right.

  6. It Pays to Advertise

    Posted by eric harabadian on 1st Oct 2015

    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!

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