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!
Posted by tdubh on 27th May 2014
Have been gigging solo(mostly) with my Classic 12 for approx 7 years. This is hands down, the best electric 12 for the $ to be had. Well-balanced, stays in tune, comfortable neck; a most versatile guitar.
Get one; you won't be sorry.
Posted by John Burdick on 27th May 2014
Honestly, have you ever heard a 12-string electric that didn't sound pretty cool?
No, this is lovely guitar and I have enjoyed having it immensely, for about 5 years now.
Set pickups to middle position, bridge pickup to 10 and then dial in neck pickup to taste.
Have tried it with the famed Pyramid Gold flatwounds but discovered that, IMO at least, this guitar prefers a good 'ol cheap set of roundounds. It has plenty of warmth as it is. Flatwounds denied it bite and jangle, somewhat. I put some D'addarios back on and the thing sprung back to life.
It's strength and uniqueness, I think, is that it CAN be a woody and warm 12 when you want it to.
Plays great, good build quality. I have played some of the low end Eastwoods (Storm Bird, etc) that didn't blow me away with sound or playability but if the Classic 12 is indicative of what you get for 500+, I am impressed.
One complaint and only one really: the tuners are COARSE. As if it weren't already enough hassle pulling a 12-string into tune. Nothing wrong with the intonation on mine, mind you, just a problem making fine adjustments with these tuners. (Agin, mine is 5 yeas old or so, and I believe this complaint has been lodged many times, so maybe there has been a change).
OK, One other minor complaint: the not-so-cheap custom case is actually not a great fit for the guitar, but what are you going to do? Maybe they've changed the case since I bought mine?