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Limited Edition Sailor Jerry Guitar from Airline Guitars (front)

New Limited Edition Sailor Jerry Airline Guitar & Contest – Hurry, Ends June 11th!

Sailor Jerry (January 14, 1911 - June 12, 1973)

Sailor Jerry (January 14, 1911 - June 12, 1973)

The Guitar: Earlier this year Eastwood Guitars and Sailor Jerry teamed up to produce a Limited Edition tribute to the 1960’s Airline Tremolectric model. The guitar has been customized with Sailor Jerry’s iconic artwork both front and back. Also a cool anchor logo on the truss rod cover. A very limited run of these start shipping June 12th.

The Contest: On June 12, 2012, we’re raising a glass to Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins to commemorate his passing in 1973. This year, to honor his life and legacy, we will be giving away this Limited Edition Airline guitar valued at $1200 USD. Here is a link to the contest details, hurry because it ends in a few days! http://sailorjerry.com/Social/Sailor-Jerry-Day-Twitter-Rewteet-Contest/

Limited Edition Sailor Jerry Guitar from Airline Guitars (front)

Limited Edition Sailor Jerry Guitar from Airline Guitars (front)

Limited Edition Sailor Jerry Guitar from Airline Guitars (back)

Limited Edition Sailor Jerry Guitar from Airline Guitars (back)

Specifications:
Colors: Custom Artwork
Body: Tone Chambered Mahogany
Neck: Bound Maple, Bolt-on, Zero Fret
Fingerboard: Rosewood, Block Markers
Scale Length: 25 1/2″ (648mm)
Width at Nut: 1 11/16″
Pickups: Alnico Hot-10 Humbuckers
Switching: individual mini on/off switches
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone
Bridge: Tone Pros Roller, BIGSBY tremolo (optional)
Hardware: Grover Style Nickel/Chrome
Strings: D’Addario #10
Case: Deluxe AIRLINE Case INCLUDED
Unique Features: Sailor Jerry Logo front and back
Suggested Retail: $1499.00US

OUR PRICE: $1199 (free shipping until June 30th)

Call For Papers

Submit your Stories – Earn MRG Cash

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

Every month we have people contributing articles to the My Rare Guitars Monthly Newsletter – My Rare Guitaricles. Now you too can get in on the fun and earn some cash credits in the meantime. All articles and stories that get published will receive a $50 MRG Shop credit.
What type of article will qualify? If you are a regular reader of this website, you already have a good idea of what would be of interest to our readers. Anything that is guitar related – some examples would be educational, humorous, historical, best of lists, a CD review, a story about your favourite guitarist, a close encounter, or anything in-between.
Typically 500-1000 words and a couple of photos is more than enough, but no limits or guidlines other than to make is something that our current readers will enjoy. Also, the more you submit, the more MRG Cash you can rack up, no limit there either. Submit your articles to michael@myrareguitars.com, enter as often as you wish. (Please do not submit reprinted content or “already published elsewhere”content, only original content will be considered for publication at MRG)

Vintage Guitar Picture Contest

The Guitars of Our Lives (Vintage Guitar Picture Contest)

The Guitars of Our Lives (Vintage Guitar Picture Contest)

I get a lot of people sending pictures to me. The most interesting ones always fit into two categories: 1) photos of people with their earliest guitars and 2) kids with guitars. It strikes me that they are kind of the same. Us “older” folks reminiscing of our youth, and us “older” folks seeing the young kids today finding the same passion we did so many years ago. So, I want to build a picture collage of all that stuff, right here on the net so all can enjoy it.

I want to keep it “vintage” looking for the most part, with pictures of kids as well. So please, only send old pictures (1950-1980) or modern pictures of people under 12 years old. OK? I won’t bother posting pictures that don’t fit this criteria.

The contest:

  1. Submit your pictures using the form at the bottom of this page.
  2. And (within reason) we will include them all on this page.
  3. Please make them INTERNET friendly (less than 1000 pixels in width and height).
  4. The contest will run forever (we hope!).
  5. Every few months we will randomly draw an entry from a hat and the winner will receive a FREE EASTWOOD Guitar of their choice, up to $600 value (including shipping which is $49 N. America, $99 Europe/Japan, $179 elsewhere). If you want to get something more expensive, pay the difference.

We will store the photos under your email address name, that is the only way we can figure out the winner. When the winner is selected, we will email them and they will have 72 hours to respond. If we do not hear back, we will pick a different wwinner. All photos on this page remain in the contest forever!

Keep it simple, keep it fun!



Submit Your Picture!

Please only send old pictures (1950-1980) or modern pictures of people under 12 years old. (Note: You can submit up to 3 pictures.)
  • Your best guess is okay.
  • Your best guess is okay.

2009 Airline Guitar Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Beth McKeever from MN, USA. Here she is posing with her new ’59 Custom Airline 2P guitar. Great photo:

Congratulations to Beth McKeever from MN, USA

Congratulations to Beth McKeever from MN, USA

Here is Francois Ducrohet from Bagnolet France, who won the Draw Prize for the Airline 2P Guitar:

Francois Ducrohet from Bagnolet, France

Francois Ducrohet from Bagnolet, France

Congratulations and thanks to all who entered!

Hollerado Guitar Contest

Dave Hogan: Hollerado Guitar Contest Winner

Dave Hogan: Hollerado Guitar Contest Winner

Dave Hogan, CT USA is the winner of the Hollerado guitar contest. CONGRATULATIONS Dave! We gave him the choice of a new one or the one that Hollerado beat up on their tour, Dave chose the new one. The beater will remain in the Eastwood Hall of Shame… Rock ‘n Roll, gotta love it!

Don’t forget to down the Hollerado album for FREE.

Here is a PRIMER, starting back 6 months ago with the DAVE FOLEY incident:

..they take a moment to talk about the residency tour:

..we interview them as the tour winds down, and talk about the contest guitar:

..and now 6 months later, they apologize and are forgiven:

..and play a song for us at the Eastwood Players Lounge:

Eastwood Guitars and rebelSonic are proud to be a part of the craziest tour going… the Hollerado Residency Tour!

Montreal’s fun loving gonzo rockers “HOLLERADO”, are doing an insane 28 day tour in February, covering over 9,500 km, playing one club in seven cities for four weeks straight: Boston to New York to Lacolle to Hamilton to Toronto to Ottawa to Montreal to… Now that’s indie music on steroids!

Menno and the boys are taking the new Eastwood Monolith guitar with them! This guitar features “the biggest pickup on the planet”, the all new three voice Monolith from rebelSonic, and at the end of the tour it could be yours!

And go to www.hollerado.com to download their new album… FREE!

Eastwood Monolith Guitar

Eastwood Monolith Guitar

Hollerado Band

Hollerado Band

Pete Shelley Signature Guitar Contest (2007)

The contest for the Pete Shelley Signature Guitar has wrapped up this month, congratulations to Ken McKneely from Atlanta, GA. Plently of Buzzcocks fans have been scooping up this Limited Edition Guitar that is on sale now. Check out the pictures of Pete Shelley signing the guitar and watch the video.

11/15/07: Thirty years after its retirement, the STARWAY Guitar made famous by Pete Shelley of the BUZZCOCKS is back. Eastwood Guitars and Pete Shelley have teamed up to make a replica of the guitar Pete used in the early days of punk, including the recording of the famous SPIRAL SCRATCH record. Each guitar is hand-signed by Pete and includes loads of BUZZOCKS memorabilia. This Limited Edition Release will start shipping early in 2008. The FIRST one will go to the WINNER of this contest before Christmas Day 2007.

The contest? Guess the RETAIL PRICE. EMAIL your guess TODAY!

More info about the guitar:

  • Limited Edition, only 88 made in this initial production
  • Each guitar is hand-signed by Pete Shelley
  • Custom form fit hardshell case with original ’76 buzzcocks logo
  • Signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • 8×10 Reproduction 1976 buzzcocks photo
  • Leather buzzcocks logo strap
  • Pete Shelley Signature strings from Rotosound
Pete Shelley autographs his signature Starway guitar

Pete Shelley autographs his signature Starway guitar

Pete Shelley Signature Starway Guitar from Eastwood Guitars

Pete Shelley Signature Starway Guitar from Eastwood Guitars

Custom Pete Shelley Starway Guitar Case

Custom Pete Shelley Starway Guitar Case

Pete Shelley Signature Starway Guitar from Eastwood Guitars

Pete Shelley Signature Starway Guitar from Eastwood Guitars

Pete Shelley Signature Starway Guitar from Eastwood Guitars

Pete Shelley Signature Starway Guitar from Eastwood Guitars

Pete Shelley Signature Starway Guitar from Eastwood Guitars

Pete Shelley Signature Starway Guitar from Eastwood Guitars

Certificate of Authenticity

Certificate of Authenticity

Custom Buzzcocks Guitar Strap

Custom Buzzcocks Guitar Strap

Pete Shelley onstage with the Buzzcocks

Pete Shelley onstage with the Buzzcocks

Pete Shelley (the early years)

Pete Shelley (the early years)

Pete Shelley newspaper clippings

Pete Shelley newspaper clippings

Contest Rules:

  1. Entry must be received before December 10, 2007.
  2. Limited to THREE entries per email address.
  3. You can guess in UK Pounds, USA Dollars or EUROS. We will convert the value on December 10th to determine the winner.
  4. In the event of a DRAW, we will pick the winner at random from the DRAW pool
  5. All shipping, duties and taxes for the prize will be paid for by Eastwood Guitars, INC.
  6. The winner will agree to have their name, city and country published by Eastwood and Buzzcocks.
  7. The winner will be notified by email on Dec 11, 2007. They will have 72 hours to respond and accept the prize. If we do not receive a reply in the allotted time, we will move to the next winner, and so on, until a winner is determined.