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 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 Bill Griffin on 21st Sep 2015
This instrument is so well made, a really faithful repro of the early sixties Mustang - with the obvious difference. Beautiful finish (Cherry in my case), nice sounding pickups, great neck. Love this thing.
The string spacing is a bit wide, but I can get used to that. My one complaint - the position dot on the 9th fret should actually be on the 10th fret if weʻre talking tenor guitar or octave mandolin (my tuning). Guitar players will like it, mando guys not so much. Once again, I can get used to it, but...
Good job Eastwood - proud to be part of the family. And, as the saying goes, "I get it".
Posted by Bob Roth on 14th Sep 2015
Will start with the possible negatives, lest I forget them. Website never explains what 2P stands for. First figured it out from watching the video. Don't know if the guitar neck has a truss rod. Wish black version was available, although I am well satisfied with the Cherry Finish version. Positives: Case is a well made Fender clone. Don't believe the recommended fitted case will fit the guitar very well. Played it safe and ordered the Fender style case. No instructions with the guitar. Figured out the slide switches from the internet video (have to watch it closely). Have been looking for a four string electric guitar for years. Mostly expensive vintage acoustic versions can be found. This guitar is perfect for a tenor banjo player or a ukelele player. I'm a plectrum banjo player and plectrum guitars have been extremely rare through the years. Have never seen one. I took a chance on this guitar to see if it would work for me. Although it has the same number of frets as a plectrum banjo, it has a shorter scale. It has a 22 inch scale, while a plectrum banjo has a 27 inch scale. Whether you are a banjo player or a uke player, you'll probably have to change out the strings. The original strings can be tuned to plectrum or first four strings of a regular guitar (like a uke), however the string tension will be hard on your fingers. Gosh, I'm very well pleased with the guitar, more so than I figured I would be ordering it blindly. The on-line music houses don't carry the Eastwood brand and I wish they did. GC and Sam A** stores don't carry the line, either. Eastwood makes a wide variety of guitars and basses.
Posted by Robin on 14th Sep 2015
Sounds good, looks good, intonation and fretboard also good. What else is there to say? Oh yeah, the customer service at Eastwood is great! I bought it after watching some presentations on youtube, and I'm more than satisfied with it. Thanx, Eastwood! :-D
Posted by Unknown on 14th Sep 2015
I got this in April and it ruined me for playing my other instruments. I run this through a Vox modelling amp and it's really a great combination. The mini humbucker is REALLY hot and has a fantastic sound. It's hard to believe that such an unassuming instrument can have such presence and everyone who has heard me play has been amazed. I had a Soarsey archtop tenor and always wanted an electric version but didn't want to pay the huge price tag that comes with other brands. This is a great deal and a quality item. The finish on mine is perfect, the controls are smooth and it has a solid feel to it. If you're considering this and are unsure, you can put your uncertainty aside; this is a fun instrument to play and you won't be disappointed.
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