Most Eastwood models feature tremolos. This time we decided to focus on that famous 60’s Country Classic George Harrison look to develop an instrument with great balance and feel. Maple top back and sides, set maple neck with unique fret markers. It's made for that everyday player that can stand and twang for hours!
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Posted by Brett J. on 25th May 2016
I took a Classic 12 off of the wall 3 or 4 years ago in a local store, and it made quite an impression. I didn't buy it, but I thought about that guitar frequently.
I made up my mind recently to find one for myself. I couldn't find one in my area so I contacted Eastwood directly. They were helpful and accomodating, and I ordered one.
It arrived intact and on time. The finish was pretty much flawless, and the action about as low as it could be. In fact, there is a little string buzz, but nothing you notice through an amp. I love the sound of this guitar. I'm now having trouble getting things done at home, because I just want to play this instrument!
If I have to be picky, I would point out that the volume and tone pots seem to quite effective for about 1/3 of their rotation and the rest makes almost no noticeable difference. The knobs themselves needed tightening. Intonation needed some adjustment.
One might escape these issues by paying subatntially more.
Bottom line: I love it?
Posted by Mark Kregel on 23rd Feb 2016
Ordered this with the nut set "Ricky style" (that is the baritone string first, then the tenor one) and it plays AWESOME!
I threw on some flat wound strings and it sounded even better. Totally has that jangle Byrds/Harrison sound I was looking for.
It's pretty versatile otherwise too -- great for picking as well as rhythm.
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on 1st Feb 2016
I've been in the music business as a Producer/Writer for over 40 years. I own Fender's, Gibson's, Taylor's, and a host of other fine instruments. I needed a good 12 string electric for an important project and was ready to purchase either a Rickenbacker, or Gretsch. I needed to be able to 'count' on the performance and tone of this 12 string to ensure that the project would fit the artist, and not have to waste time tweaking the sound when I mastered the tracks. I read everything I could, watched all the videos, and then contacted Mike (President of Eastwood) myself at his invitation to discus my concerns, as I had never purchased an Eastwood product before. Mike and the staff at Eastwood answered all of my questions, and made it clear that if I was not satisfied, for any of my own reasons, they would welcome my returning the guitar to them with an full refund. So, I took the 'chance' and ordered the Classic 12 with the Hardshell Case. It arrived in 2 days, well packed, and set up properly. I was able to take it out of the box, and right into the Studio and laid down 5 tracks that afternoon. I AM NOT SENDING IT BACK! I was very relieved and impressed with the way the guitar plays and feels. Good Action, Great Tone and Great Pickups. I would not hesitate to buy another Eastwood Guitar for any of our future needs.
Posted by Dobridge Jones on 8th Jan 2016
the guitar was delivered at 2 PM...by 8 PM I was at an open mic with it....pulls lots of comments on it's cool factor....and it played wonderfully though my Peavy Viper VIP.....it was sold as a B stock...web page said it had scuffs on the front.....none....the pick guard looked marked up but once I pulled the plastic covering off not a mark on it....the guitar is prefect.....a few frets buzz a bit ...I'll fix that....it is crazy beautiful.....plays as well as a 6 string....great action..i'm a very happy buyer........save a lefty baritone Map for me...that's next....I also have the lefty Delta 6...another winner....good job Eastwood...count on me for a good word anytime
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Oct 2015
I've owned a 12 string Rick for years but it mostly just sits in the closet because of it's very narrow neck. This is NOT a problem with the Classic 12! This is a beautiful and well made guitar and when I play it through a Janglebox and my Fender amp it sounds heavenly! It came out of the box with a perfect setup and low action making it easy to play. I can honestly say that I can't tell the difference in sound between the Eastwood and the Rick. In fact I may well be putting the Rick on ebay! Get a Calssic 12, you won't be sorry! ( And you'll save a lot of money too!)
Posted by Mike on 23rd Sep 2015
I picked this one about a year ago as a "Limited Edition Model" at a higher price point, only 20 made, or so they said... Apparently it's not a LTD model anymore then is it... Taken for a ride on that one, but we won't get fooled again.
Be that as it may, I still have to give it a fair rating however. It is after all an outstanding 12 string, especially at this price. My favorite feature of this guitar is the neck profile, as 12 strings go, this one is really comfortable in your hand. The quality of the build itself is also quite good, the whole guitar has a very solid feel to it. Love the tone!
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