Eastwood Guitars

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Eastwood Guitar Company
Private
IndustryMusical instrument
Founded2001
FounderMichael Robinson
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Productsguitars, resonator guitars, basses, electric mandolins
Websiteeastwoodguitars.com

Eastwood Guitars is a Canadian company founded by Michael Robinson which primarily manufactures vintage-style guitars. Its range of electric instruments include the production of guitars, basses and mandolin, apart from a few acoustic ones such as resonator guitars. The company has no connection with Brian Eastwood Guitars, a respected British guitar maker since the 1970s.

According to their website: "We make Eastwood® Guitars in three different factories based in Korea and China. Many accessories such as cases and Airline straps are made in Canada."

The company was established in 2001 with the intent of manufacturing replicas of rare vintage electric guitars. The company's production philosophy is to create guitars which not only evoke classic looks and vintage sounds, but that are to be sold at a price point where they are meant to be played and not simply collected.[citation needed] Much of the company's focus is on building reproductions of famous discontinued electric guitar models such as the Valco Airline, and the Supro Coronado.

History[edit]

As of summer 2012, Eastwood Guitars produced around 60 guitar models, many of which having been well received by players and reviews.[1] The company also produces bass guitars which are either reproductions of classic bass guitar designs or adopted from current Eastwood guitar designs, as well as exotic variants such as electric mandolins, ukuleles and lap steel guitars.

Musicians[edit]

Notable musicians that play/have played Eastwood guitars:[citation needed]

Airline Coronado DLX autographed by Earl Slick
Eastwood Airline Bighorn electric guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of instances involving Eastwood Guitars appearing in various musician and musical instrument magazines. Retrieved August 2012.
    "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-19. Retrieved 2012-08-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Charles Saufley (2011). Eastwood Guitars Warren Ellis Signature Tenor Guitar Review PremierGuitar.com, accessed 20 June 2017
  3. ^ "They Might Be Giants". m.facebook.com. Retrieved Sep 30, 2019.
  4. ^ Colin Newman plans for future on GuitarWorld.com Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine

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