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.
Posted by Paul Hogue on 16th Jan 2015
The thing to keep in mind is that although this is a tenor guitar, it is almost a new instrument. The spacing on the bridge makes you approach the playing of it differently than a regular tenor. I understand now why some prefer to use this as a soloing instrument rather than accompaniment. In either case the unique sound of a tenor is there. Frankly, it's a beautiful instrument. I got the one in Sonic Blue, and love the color. I'm glad I got the humbucker for the added tones. The sound of the two pickups combined is amazing.
Posted by Paul Salyers on 10th Dec 2014
I got this after finding the usefulness of my Eastwood Mandocaster lacking. I am a guitar player turned mandolin player (mostly just acoustic) and wanted electric sounds for recording. The Mandocaster gave me far fewer sounds and options than this W.E. Tenor. I changed the strings and tuned it GDAE (like a mando) so I could would not have yo transpose all of my chords and notes. This thing simply rocks with a hot blade PU, HB and the ease of 4 strings tuned in 5ths (or 4ths if you prefer). Since I see the fretboard differently tat a 6-string I have been really exploring and finding great new sounds. Only played thru my Crate acoustic amp...but it still kills it. Full 5 stars cuz it's so unique and damn useful.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Aug 2014
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.