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 DFS on 22nd Nov 2014
I ordered this guitar to have a 12 string electric in my collection that did not break the bank, like a Ric would. I had originally expressed my interest in buying one to Mike Robinson of Eastwood and he was very helpful and was good with all communication before and after I decided to buy the Classic 12. Everything seemed to be set up that I could play it right out of the case after a quick tune up. The neck relief might need a little tweak but maybe I'll let it settle for a few days before I consider it. The sound is quite nice and very close to that jangle one would expect from a much more expensive Rickenbacker 12. That is what I was looking for. The feel of the frets on the edge of the fingerboard was fairly smooth which you don't find on some imports. Since this guitar is at a fairly low price point, I would not expect everything to be perfect, however, I own an G series acoustic/electric by Takamine that was around or a little below the same price point and the build quality was impeccable. On the Classic 12, I found the control knob to turn unevenly like it was not centered and the pick guard finishing on the edges was rough and uneven in some spots but you really can't see it unless you are the one sitting there with the guitar on your lap. The output jack does not seem to hold the 1/4' plug very snugly which is not as much of a concern since I run the cable through the strap but if it hung free, I would be afraid that it would easily pull or maybe even fall out. I see no sort of manufacturer's label inside the body of the guitar which I have found on every hollow body electric I have owned. All I see is what is on the back of the headstock, a small sticker saying "made in China". The MAIN thing is that it sounds good and plays nicely (what I was looking for) and I hope it stays that way, that is, with proper care from its owner. It is a keeper and will be played often. Excuse me while I now go and figure out the beginning to Hotel California. :)
Posted by Dennis on 16th Sep 2014
Received the Classic 12 white yesterday, and I couldn't be happier!!! This guitar is absolutely gorgeous. It is worthy of a showcase, but I'll play it anyway. It looks like it should cost 4 to 5 times as much and plays as well also!!! Took it out of the case ( which could be a bit deeper), plugged it in and was amazed. The set up from Eastwood was perfect. Intonation and action is as good as any guitar I own. It sounded great without any effects...just like on the product videos, which in itself surprised me. Usually the videos are made to sound as good as possible, so I was blown away when it matched the sound as presented. It sounded even better thru a compressor/sustainer.The neck has no buzz all the way up to the body and the width is perfect for my chubby fingers. Another thing I was pleasantly surprised at was that,even all of the barre chords rang out clean as a whistle. I have an acoustic 12 Seagull, and barre chords can sound somewhat muffled, not so on this guitar. I must say I was a bit skeptical about buying a 12 string without playing it first, but if this guitar is typical of Eastwoods quality, and you want to sound like the Beatles, Byrd's, and Petty this guitar is for you!