"As a 12 year old, I was blown away by the exotic designs of Wandré, Hopf, and Teisco. They embodied the electrical essence of rock n' roll. Magically, my Eastwood Guitars remind me of just how I felt outside a music shop back in the early '60's, and confirm just why I fell in love with electric guitars in the first place." _Bill Nelson
Calexico, a Tucson collective of musicians focused around Joey Burns and John Convertino, forged an eclectic identity through their exploration of Southwestern culture.
Composer Ennio Morricone's spaghetti Westerns as well as Portuguese fado, Afro-Peruvian music, and '50s and '60s jazz, country, and surf music all factored into Calexico's music. Burns studied classical music at the University of California, Irvine, before starting his rock career, and Calexico formed after Burns met John Convertino in Los Angeles in 1990.
Calexico use these Eastwood Guitars :