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 Joshua Engel on 27th Jun 2016
This guitar arrived a week or so ago. I haven't had much play time with it. The box was torn up but thankfully the guitar is fine. I like the look and the sound. It felt like it played smooth. Guitar is made in China but played fine.
Posted by Brett J. on 3rd Jun 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 email@example.com 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 Don P. on 23rd Sep 2015
Received my Eastwood Classic 12 today. This guitar is GORGEOUS! I've owned several 12- strings over the years (Ric, Dano, Dean) and was never terribly happy with any of them. This guitar blows them all away! It's got a cool Gretsch/ES feel and vibe to it. Sweet Fireburst finish that highlights the beautiful wood grain. The guitar was set up great right out of the box. Action was perfect with just a minor intonation tweak needed. The guitar sounded beautiful direct through the amp. Big, full neck pick up tone, and lots of bright jangle out of the bridge pick up. The middle setting on the toggle is my fave. A perfect blend of both pickups. The master tone helps to even out the tone. Chime City!This guitar would sound sweet through a Jangle Box (which is my next purchase). Eastwood did an exceptional job on this guitar. For the price, the Classic 12 is the perfect alternative to the pricey Gretsch and RICs. Best 12 string I've ever played! Great customer service from Mike and the Eastwood team, as well.
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