The SIDEJACK series are based on the 1960’s MOSRITE. Mosrite guitars were made in USA and began gaining in popularity in the early 1960’s with the help of The Ventures. Its distinctive shape features a reversed-Stratocaster look. The Sidejack is available in three different models.
Posted by Ira on 26th Jun 2014
I bought one and wow what a nice looking guitar!
Plays and feels great, and kudos to Eastwood Support, for the assistance and answering my questions.
The jaguar style vibrato arm was a surprise as I never used one before. It has a more subtle, gradual feel than say a strat or floyd based trem system.
I look forward to my future Eastwood Products
Posted by Mark O'Flaherty on 14th Jun 2014
I've never written a product review before, I'm so impressed with my Eastwood Sidejack, I felt that I must and here it is.
If you only buy one guitar this year, make it a Sidejack DLX by Eastwood guitars. I won't get into colour choices, that's a personal thing and actually, I had some trouble deciding on that, they all look so hot. The Sidejack plays great, looks cool and you don't have to go broke acquiring one. It's the least amount of money I've ever spent on a guitar in my almost 25 years of playing (over 20 of those professionally, in venues all over the world, including The Whisky, The Roxy, CBGB and of course, Calgary, Alberta's fabulous The Castle Pub). It's quite possibly the best guitar I've ever owned. The only comparable guitar cost me $2,000 and that's in 1998 dollars. Do the math!! If you buy a guitar anywhere else, you must be richer than the Sultan of Brunei or dumber than his brother Steve. For style, comfort and affordability there are no other options. I will definitely buy my next guitar from Eastwood. I'd say more, but I want to get back to playing my Sidejack. Don't just sit there, buy an Eastwood!!!
Posted by Aron Scott/Dr. Tiki on 24th May 2014
Just got a purple and gold sidejack and I love it! First off, this is one sexy guitar, the purple is so dark that (at least inside) it looks almost black then the light hits it and it turns into a brilliant flash of a deep purple. The gold fleck pickguard is totally cool and retro, its flashy but not so much that it detracts from the asthetics and the gold hardware is absolutely beautiful. Very well done. I had it in my tattoo shop and every customer who saw it made a point of saying how stunning the guitar was. Total koolsville. I plugged in to a little line 6 combo to play around and it sounded really good from the get-go. The first thing I played was a half hour surf extravaganza (much to the dismay of my employees - too bad, squares) which it nailed right out of the box. I love the P90s for surf as they are nice and snappy, but a little dirtier and ballsier than typical strat of tele singles. I got into
some different tones then some zz top stuff , cream, hendrix, james gang etc and it handled them all beautifully. The major component to this guitars tone (and feel) is it genuinely looks and feels and sounds like a 1960's guitar. Amazing job on getting all the nuances of a vintage axe. Of course, every player will want to tweak the setup to his/her own liking but this guitar is very playable and nice right out of the box. Great, great guitar and super affordable. Yay Eastwood! All in all this sweet axe is the livin end!