"My Eastwoods are so beautiful I had to go back to my tailor and have my suits re-vamped, if only suits could sound as good as these guitars" _Chris Difford - Squeeze
The English Beat
One of the earliest and most important ska revivalist groups, Birmingham's the Beat formed in 1978 (the band had to change its name to the English Beat in the U.S. to avoid confusion with Paul Collins' band of the same name).
The multiracial band carved a distinct sound through the use of alternating lead vocals by guitarist Dave Wakeling and punk toaster/rapper Ranking Roger, supported by a tight band consisting of Andy Cox (guitar), David Steele (bass), and Everett Moreton (drums).
The English Beat use these Eastwood Guitars :