Lots of people are getting their music out there on YouTube these days. If you put up something creative – featuring EASTWOOD or AIRLINE guitars – we will give you a shout out in our monthly newsletter. Here are the latest ones…
Eastwood has built a new version of its best selling Classic 6 guitar, introducing the Classic 6 DLX Greenburst. Initial production will have only 20 guitars in this color/configuration and will be available to ship to you on March 28th, 2012.
“Suppose,” enticed the email message (back when email messages were still something of a novelty), “I could get you into a strip mall that has one music store and the rest of the spaces are FILLED WITH GUITARS?” Thus began a remarkable once-in-a-lifetime adventure that involved packing up my photographic gear into jerry-rigged thrift shop suitcases, hopping onto an airplane to head west, joining Tom, a knife salesman I’d never met except on the internet and at the other end of a telephone line, and driving up to Bob’s House of Music in Wheat Ridge, CO, just north of Denver. Where I would encounter more vintage guitars—including this 1974 Carvin CM95—than anyone could ever conceive! The second Temple of Doom of my life (so far).
The Charvel Surfcaster surfaced in the early 1990s, and it was manufactured from 1991 to 2005 by the Charvel/Jackson guitar company. It was never very popular in terms of sales, but was considered a boutique style guitar and those who like them, like them a lot, like me!
I have a friend with a cool little music store here in St. Louis. I pop in from time to time since he always has a great selection of vintage lap steels, as well as an ever-changing assortment of oddball pieces to check out. As I was on my way out the door after one of my most recent visits, I spotted an early 80s Harmony “Flying V,” and immediately stopped in my tracks.
This cherryburst Rangemaster Model 109R Goya guitar was made by the “Polverini Brothers” of Italy (not by EKO as previously thought) in the late 1960’s. The multi control panels that were common with Italian instruments from that era, include a master volume next to three tone options, low, medium and high. The upper controls are for pickup selection, as the pickups are split into 3+3 x 2. So the controls are: 1+2, 1+4, 2+3, 3+4, off. Pretty cool!
As promised, here is my follow-up list to last month’s ‘My Top 10 Albums of 2011’ post. Cheers!
Eastwood Celebrity Sightings: Tom Hamilton, G Love, Miss Alex White, Jay Codina, Casey Crescenzo, Bill Nelson, Ripley Johnson, Tara Elliott, Simonne Jones, Milos Angelov, Abraham Millett, Creepoid, Rico (Forever the Sickest Kids), Obie O’Brien
I guess I’m a typical guitarist. When I’m watching one of my favourite players I used to dream about one day being up there sharing the stage with one of my heroes. Well that dream came true for me a few years ago when I was invited up on stage by Tommy Emmanuel.
Eastwood has just released their Airline ’59 2P and Folkstar models in Left-hand. Both models start shipping week of Feb 7th. The ’59 will be available in Red, the Folkstar in Red or Black.
- All about vintage guitars… and more
- Form page
- Guitar Shop
- My account
- Register your guitar
- Thanks for Signing Up!
- Vintage Guitars for Sale
- Demo Guitars for Sale
- Subscribe to News
- Vintage Guitar Pictures
Powered by WordPress. AwesomeOne theme by Flythemes