A few years back I bought the Eastwood Breadwinner … then last year the Eastwood P90 Special. As a product of the 60s and all the psychedelics that go along with “my era”, I decided to take the Breadwinner and have a custom paint design done to it. My wife is a fabric artist and located this guy named Rob Burger in St. Cloud, MN USA (www.burgerguitars.com) who made a name for re creating George Harrison’s design off Magical Mystery Tour. The famed Strat with the wild paint job.
Anyhow, I sent him the Breadwinner and told him I wanted a totally mind blowing design and to keep these 3 things in mind:
- Lava lamps
- Acid trips
- Beatles psychedelic
BUT to maintain the Eastwood badges on the headstock. When he got my guitar he was blown away with the design and playability. He wants one! ;o) Hope he pulls the trigger. I have officially nicknamed it “Hurdy Gurdy”. (Donovan). Band I play with does 60s thru 90s and I am the 60s psychedelic guru of the unit.
Wanted to share it with you. I hope you don’t hate me for doing this, but I wanted to make it “mine”. Man .. does it turn heads and get the comments …. Naturally I tell them it’s an Eastwood first and foremost! Gotta love it!
Wow, now there are at least 3 decorated Eastwood Breadwinners guitars out there. Here are the other two courtesy of Bill Nelson:
by Rich Bittner