After 12 months of collaboration between Eastwood Guitars and multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis (The Dirty Three, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Grinderman) the new Eastwood Tenor Guitar here. This is the fourth in a series of uniquely new stringed instruments from Eastwood Guitars which include the Airline Folkstar, the Airline Ukulele and the Airline Mandola.
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Posted by Gary Krause on 7th Dec 2016
Normally, I don't buy guitars sight unseen but, after reading the reviews, I took the plunge. I'm glad I did. I had been looking at it for months but, I already have an acoustic tenor guitar as well as other guitars and ukuleles so, I kept telling myself that the last thing I need is another guitar!
The construction, finish and overall quality are excellent. In fact, it looks just as good as guitars that cost a lot more. I retuned it to DGBE, the same as the top four of a guitar. The action was a little high so I lowered it to my liking and adjusted the bridge for the intonation. The size is perfect. I have full size guitars but, I tend to gravitate to shorter scale guitars like this tenor. It's a lot easier on my wrist and I'm use to playing ukuleles also.
Since I just got the guitar, I'm looking forward to spending a lot more time with it. Good job Eastwood!
Posted by Unknown on 27th Jun 2016
Restrung with 16,24,32,42 and retuned as a ukulele with low g
Omg it sounds so good, straight in no effects. This version has two mini humbuckers with enough variation between the two. The bridge is pretty hot. Everyone is blown away when they hear it.
Posted by Joshua Starmer on 6th Mar 2016
Any cellist looking to expand their sound should get one of these. The standard C-G-D-A tuning means all the notes and chords are right where you want them to be. The look of the instrument generates a lot of attention (guitar players will want to know what you're playing) and this one sounds fantastic. I was able to dial the perfect tone between the two pick-ups without any trouble. I only wish I'd gotten one of these a long time ago.
Posted by Bob on 21st Sep 2015
This is honestly the best guitar I've ever played. It has a wide tonal range - from bell like finger picked tones, biting clean jazz to rumbling guttural roar. It has excellent sustain too. I will definitely be investing in the five string version . Also take note left handers- Eastwood don't charge a premium for being one of the 10 percent - left and right handed are priced the same.
Posted by Jose Escolano on 21st Sep 2015
I manly brought this guitar because I am a feverish Ellis fan, but once I start playing it (after tuning it to GDAE), I realized I would never play a 6-string in my life (maybe except a Warren Ellis 6-string version...)
Posted by Anna Frances Meyer- Les Deuxluxes- https://www.facebook.com/LesDeuxluxes on 21st Sep 2015
BEAUTIFUL INSTRUMENT! The Warren Ellis Signature Tenor is my main work-horse for all of my shows, the price is right they look great and they sound amazing too. This Metallic Margarita model is to die for with it's beautiful mirror pickguard and sparkly green, I can't wait to whip it out at my launches. Slight problem when I took it out of the case (after playing it for a few hours), the pickup sunk into the body because the spring under it got dislodged (customer service told me that might have been because of rattling during shipping...customer service is excellent by the way), I fixed it easily, just hope it won't happen during a show! I have the cherry version of this guitar with a single coil pickup, this 2 pickup version has a nice range of tone between pickup one and two and both together. I shouldn't complain too much about these guitars because the price is so reasonable, but the fact that they don't have an adjustable truss-rod makes life pretty difficult (note from EW: incorrect, the truss rod is adjustable from the heel of the neck like the 60's Fender models), and the tuning pegs are really cheap and not adjustable either, i've had to invest in new ones because they slip pretty dramatically. However, this is the only new good-looking and sounding electric tenor on the market, so if you only play tenor like me, you're hooked once you start with this company if you don't have budget to invest in vintage or custom tenor guitars. I ask a lot of these guitars on stage tuning wise and movement wise, they do the job well and Eastwood's service is personal and design is excellent!
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