Loading... Please wait...
  • 905-702-8291
  • Home
  • My Account
  • Gift Certificates

Blog

Meet the Dealers: London Calling

Posted by

As some of you may be aware, we also have an European HQ, based in Liverpool, England. Continuing our "Meet the Dealers" series, we'll talk about two great shops we visited during our latest trip to London, when we also gave a little hand to a massive band...

Well, they say when you're tired of London, you're tired of life. So we were rightly excited when an opportunity came about to visit the city again, to check two of our coolest and best dealers in England: Macaris and Wunjo.

Both shops are amongst the most traditional and well-respected guitar shops in London, based on Denmark St, in the West End. 

Denmark St. was the legendary epicentre of the musical explosion that took place in the Sixties' Swinging London. It was home to Britain's own "Tin Pan Alley", several recording studios and music shops. A place where everyone such as David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Small Faces, Yardbirds and others would roam.

Today, it remains very much a place that all local musicians hold dear, and a must-visit when looking for great guitar gear in London. Sadly, the whole Denmark st seems at risk of becoming just a thing of the past, due to property developers, but so far the local community has been fighting a good fight, and we're pleased to see independent shops such as Macaris and Wunjo doing so well - and both selling Eastwood and Airline guitars!

Even tough we are still better known in North America, it's great to have a sense that the British musicians are really catching up, now!

Almost as to confirm this impression, earlier that same day we visited Damon Albarn's Thirtheen recording studio, where Gorillaz were on the first day of rehearsals for their forthcoming tour. 

Guitarist Jeff Wooton is often seen playing a Fender Jaguar or Jazzmaster, but he was now looking for a new sound, and both he and Damon loved the look and tone of his new Airline 59 3P. Jeff also ordered an Airline Town & Country DLX, so expect some exciting Airline sightings when the Gorillaz tour finally kicks off! 

Back to Denmark street, then. Our first stop was the legendary Macaris, which has been there since the Sixties. It's still a small, family business, and THE place to check out cool fx pedals, such as the whole Colorsound range. Really - this is the place to find all those new, reissue Tone Benders! For this alone, worth a visit...

Of course, we were visiting Macaris because they are also official Eastwood & Airline dealers, so we wanted to have a look at what they had, right now. And, oh boy... were we in for a shock! Oh, in the best possible sense, we must say... because they had one mega rare, now discontinued Eastwood Magnum Bass!


After Macaris, it was then time to visit Wunjo, a guitar shop that's very popular with a more younger crowd. We chose to do some live streaming from there, for our Instagram. Well, we had fun... did you? 

Wunjo have a cool selection of our guitars, as well as some truly mouth-watering selection of vintage gear! We wanted to buy half of the stuff in their shop...

More than work, it was a pleasure to check those shops - because, let's not forget, that here at Eastwood we're all musicians too, and there's a reason why you don't see our guitars in just any (usually massive) shop: we like our dealers to be shops that we, as customers, would love to visit!

This was sadly a short trip, but we hope to bring you more reports from visits to other of our wonderful dealers!

VIEW MORE:

Macaris website

Wunjo website

Save Denmark st

The Guardian article about Denmark st

Jeff Wooton official website

Exclusive Eastwood Interview with Bill Nelson

To mark the release of the new Bill Nelson Astroluxe Cadet, which has been fully funded and is arriving this Summer, we had a chat with Bill Nelson, a guitar hero like no other.Bill Nelson is a true guitar hero, but not as most other guitar legends out there. Despite finding early success with Be Bop [...]

Read More »


Eastwood's Bill Nelson Guitar Guide

To us, Bill Nelson is much more than a guitar legend - he's a friend and a collaborator. Here's a look at all of our Bill Nelson projects (old & new!) plus a look at some of his Eastwood guitars...Bill Nelson is a true cult guitar-hero. Though he first came to prominence with his 70's [...]

Read More »


Behind the scenes with... John Backlund

Backlund guitars are new classics - iconic, "retro futuristic" designs that hark back to another era, but also hint at the future. We had a chat with John Backlund, the creator of our upcoming Custom Shop Model 400 and other great guitars...John Backlund at his working deskJohn Backlund is a classic American entrepreneur, the likes of [...]

Read More »


Meet the Dealer: Lo-Fi Store, Italy

Continuing our new "Meet the Dealers" series, here's a look at a very cool shop in Italy. We all know Italians have great style  - no wonder so many players love our guitars (grazie, by the way!) However, at the moment  the Lo-Fi Store is the only official dealer in the whole of Italy.Located in Avezzano, [...]

Read More »


Meet the Dealer: Dockside Music, Canada

Each week, we'll take a look at one of our worldwide dealers. For this first instalment, we'll stick closer to home: Dockside Music, music dealer in Nova Scotia, Canada.Dockside Music are located in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, just outside Halifax, Canada. They're not called "Dockside" for nothing: those yellow boxes on the left of the photograph are [...]

Read More »


Original Tesco Spectrum 5 vs. Eastwood Reissue: Spot The Differences!

The new Eastwood Spectrum 5 Pro is a stunning re-creation of the unique Teisco Spectrum 5. Can you spot the differences?The original Teisco Spectrum 5 is a classic, vintage Japanese model that found some celebrity users over the years, such as Ry Cooder and Eddie Van Halen. Our own new version, the Spectrum 5 Pro, is [...]

Read More »


WIN Airline Guitar Worth Over $500!

Do you want to make this Christmas even more special? Then enter our competition for a chance to win an Airline Bighorn guitar in red!Sorry, Santa... this year, it'll be us who'll make someone's Christmas very, very special! To enter our competition, you simply need to subscribe to our newsletter* by filling in your details here, and good [...]

Read More »


Top 10 Eastwood Guitars Inspired By Famous Artists

We all feel inspired by famous musicians, right? So check our Top 10 Eastwood guitars which will remind you of some famous guitarists...Whether you're buying a new guitar for yourself or someone else this Christmas, choosing an instrument that's similar to one played by your hero can always be inspiring. Here's our top picks:1) Hi-Flyer Phase [...]

Read More »


Eastwood & Airline Black Friday Deals

Why wait for Friday?  Check our amazing Black Friday Deals right now - and enjoy 30% off your dream Eastwood or Airline guitar!Offer is valid for a limited-period only, and will end midnight on Friday 25th - or while stocks last! Only a few of each selected models are available at discount prices, so you must [...]

Read More »