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Eastwood Special Order Guitars – Order Yours Today!

Airline Map Electric Guitar (Custom Color: Black)

Eastwood Special Order Guitars – Order Yours Today!

Airline Map Electric Guitar (Custom Color: Black)

Airline Map Electric Guitar (Custom Color: Black)

Is there an Eastwood or Airline guitar you’ve always wanted but in a different color? Different hardware? Or perhaps a left-hand model of something that is only available in right-hand? Well now it may be possible to have whatever you want. Read on…

Earlier this year a customer came to us asking for a custom shop guitar. He wanted an Airline MAP guitar, but he wanted it with gold hardware, gold switchplate and gold pickguard. Our standard reply was, “Any time we introduce a new color/model, our factory has to make a minimum of 8 pcs, so if you want to buy 8 of them, we’ll do it”. Typically at this point the customer will say, “Oh, I guess that’s out of the question then”.

But this customer was different. He said, “I’m willing to pay a LOT more for this, so name your price and let’s get it done!”. That got me thinking. I liked his concept of the gold hardware MAP model and I thought it would appeal to some of our existing customers, but did not want to make 8 of them only to sell just one. So I went back to him and suggested the following arrangement:

  1. Send us deposit of $3,000 to commit to the order, and within 3-6 months, the 8 custom guitars will be completed.
  2. Once complete, we send him his one guitar.
  3. Then we offer the next 7 guitars at $999 each (including hardshell case) to our customers via www.myrareguitars.com
  4. Once we have sold 4 of them, we refund $2001 back to him, making his cost on the custom guitar of his design only $999.

He agreed, and here is the guitar (sorry, they SOLD OUT within the first week!!).

So if there is something you are looking for that we do not currently make, send me an email and we can talk about it: michael@myrareguitars.com

More pictures of the Airline Map in black:

Airline Map Electric Guitar (Custom Color: Black)

Airline Map Electric Guitar (Custom Color: Black)

Airline Map Electric Guitar (Custom Color: Black)

Airline Map Electric Guitar (Custom Color: Black)

Airline Map Electric Guitar (Custom Color: Black)

Airline Map Electric Guitar (Custom Color: Black)

Airline Map Electric Guitar (Custom Color: Black)

Airline Map Electric Guitar (Custom Color: Black)

Airline Map Electric Guitar (Custom Color: Black)

Airline Map Electric Guitar (Custom Color: Black)

Airline Map Electric Guitar (Custom Color: Black)

Airline Map Electric Guitar (Custom Color: Black)

Mike Robinson

37 thoughts on “Eastwood Special Order Guitars – Order Yours Today!

JPLPosted on  10:54 am - Aug 1, 2012

OK . . . left handed Bass VI, metallic margarita green with a purple pickguard. The Gammacaster! WHO’S WITH ME?

DougPosted on  11:30 am - Aug 1, 2012

Cool idea! I love when small business owners come up with creative solutions like this. And it’s a very cool guitar!

SkylerPosted on  11:45 am - Aug 1, 2012

What about a double-cut dual tone? Or is that different?

Hugo LatorrePosted on  12:12 pm - Aug 1, 2012

I got one of those! Everyone who’s seen the guitar falls in love of it!

jasonPosted on  5:18 pm - Aug 1, 2012

I just bought a Ichiban Galesi. was this why that guitar exists?

bertramPosted on  2:30 am - Aug 2, 2012

I dream of a sidejack baritone DLX in black finish and chrome hardware but I don’t have 3000 $…

jbPosted on  9:37 am - Aug 9, 2012

I really really love this idea! It makes me wish I had a little extra $ to spend right now. Keep thinking outside of the box, putting customers first, and cranking out awesome instruments!!!

Ian KinzelPosted on  11:07 am - Aug 9, 2012

I’ve been interested in either a Supro Dual Tone, Airline Twin Tone, or Airline H44 Dlx, but with the bridge/tremolo system of the Ichiban or Sidejack Dlx.

Mike RobinsonPosted on  11:10 am - Aug 9, 2012

we can put a BIGSBY on the Supro or the Twin tone. But the Jazzmaster style tremolo would create a new model, hence the $3,000 deposit model…

JMSPosted on  1:55 am - Aug 11, 2012

I would love see the 59 Town and Country with knobs in on the bottom. Ive been thinking about getting a lefty and flipping it so the knobs are on the bottom. Being right handed personally I’d love if the knobs were on the bottom, as I need my left hand to play the neck and would prefer not to reach up and over the strings with my right. -JMS

Alan BrownPosted on  5:33 am - Aug 18, 2012

Mike,

Are you going to do another run of these black Maps with gold hardware? I would be interested.

Cheers

Alan

Mike RobinsonPosted on  9:21 am - Aug 18, 2012

yes, we will start taking orders in October.

Alan BrownPosted on  10:21 am - Aug 19, 2012

Thanks Mike. Cheers.

Hugo LatorrePosted on  11:02 am - Sep 6, 2012

Hi, I bought one of those custom guitars by Ebay, but my guitar just have a serial code in the back. Oposite to others custom Airline Map that says for example “1-8” (one of eight guitars)
Why is that?

Regards

Mike RobinsonPosted on  11:12 am - Sep 6, 2012

Some guitars are “custom”, which means different colors or options. Some are “Limited Edition”, which means only a limited amount are made of them.

RikkPosted on  11:23 pm - Sep 6, 2012

I wonder of anybody would want a different color tenor? Not sure if they are hot sellers. A candy apple red, sea foam green might be cool for that.

MattPosted on  8:55 am - Sep 7, 2012

I am the one who thought of the guitar. Mike was great to work with on it and I have had great feedback on it. I am glad it sold so quick!

Mike NewberryPosted on  8:06 pm - Oct 3, 2012

How do I get a hold of Eastwood by Phone?

Mike RobinsonPosted on  8:15 pm - Oct 3, 2012

905-702-8291

Mike NewberryPosted on  11:05 am - Oct 4, 2012

For some reson can’t get through on that number. What I wanted to know is if I can get the 2pdlx vintage reissue Eastwood in Seafoam green with a wtite pick guard and wihte buttons and chrome keys and a Bigsby with out killig me on money.

Mike NewberryPosted on  9:13 pm - Oct 5, 2012

Thank you very much.I like your guitars I think I am going to go with the Airline map in the seafoam.If I had that kind of money I would do to in heart beat. Thank You for your time Mike N.

Ed SeagravesPosted on  6:39 pm - Jan 28, 2013

Suggestion for new model: a thin-line, single Florentine cutaway, similar to Epiphone Sorrento or Dearmond Starfire Special. Or double cutaway like Eko Florentine.
I’m the happy owner of an Eastwood Doral (my fave) and Supro Coronado, both lefty.
Thanks, Mike.

Mike RobinsonPosted on  8:53 pm - Jan 28, 2013

I think Epiphone is doing the Sorrento already (soon) and likely made in China. What about the Gretsch Super Axe without all the on-board stuff?

Ed SeagravesPosted on  12:44 pm - Jan 30, 2013

Super Axe type would be cool, too. P90s or those coil-tapped humbuckers like you put on the Doral! Better still: HiLoTron single coil type. Am I the only player who loves the sound of HiLoTrons?!

Cah GembloengzPosted on  1:00 pm - Mar 12, 2013

Very cool guitar, but I could only see the picture only

Jim SantoPosted on  9:22 am - Oct 14, 2013

As a proud owner of one of those first eight custom black Maps, I want to shake that man’s hand!

HuguesPosted on  4:56 pm - Feb 4, 2014

A Sunburst or Natural Airline Folkstar would be AMAZING!!! But, I don’t have the 3000$!

Tiago SantosPosted on  12:07 pm - Feb 17, 2014

Natural airline folkstar?!?! Amazing!!

HuguesPosted on  11:08 am - Apr 3, 2014

If one day, Airline decide to do a Natural Airline batch, I’ll be the first one to put my hand on one of it!

CharlesPosted on  12:26 am - Apr 4, 2014

Hi Mike:
I was hoping that back in 2013 you would come out with the Airline Pocket Bass. Please bring it back to life. It was a really sweet little bass.

MickPosted on  8:07 am - Apr 4, 2014

Such a great idea! Maybe you could offer a way for people to pool the money too.

How about a clear coated pine wood tenor with two single coils and black guard? Optional black headstock and I’m guessing a tremolo would be too much to ask for a four-string instrument, right?

Tom Mc CarthyPosted on  12:28 pm - May 19, 2014

Any Lefty’s out there interested in a Deep Purple Sidejack?

gvnPosted on  2:24 pm - Jun 12, 2014

Definitely interested. Lefty stuff…. Bass IV in black, hardtail. Maybe a Hi Flyer bass in black.
Lefty P-90 special….

AndyPosted on  8:41 pm - Sep 4, 2014

I think a map Mandocello would be a pretty sweet instrument, to compliment the map mandola.

Lobot69Posted on  3:41 pm - Dec 5, 2016

Electric Cittern i.e. 5 String Tenor (and 10 string). You know it’d be good 🙂

Lobot69Posted on  3:49 pm - Dec 5, 2016

Schecter Cello Blaster

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