Toronto, ON (October 30, 2012) -- Eastwood has added two new models to their lineup of affordable recreations of budget vintage instruments. Here are the details on these new guitars

Toronto, ON (October 30, 2012) -- Eastwood has added two new models to their lineup of affordable recreations of budget vintage instruments. Here are the details on these new guitars from Eastwood's website:

Airline Bobkat
One of the early "student" guitars found in North American Catalogs in the 1960s. This model was available under the brands of Airline, Supro, Kay and many others. This new Eastwood release is based on the original 1960′s Harmony (Airline) Bobkat, it features an updated adjustable truss rod and the modern popular Diamond Argyle single coil pickup.

Specs:

  • Colours: Red
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Bolt-on Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, Dot Markers
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2" (648mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1 5/8"
  • Pickups: Single AIRLINE Vintage Argyle
  • Switching: Solo/Rythm
  • Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone
  • Bridge: Fixed Adjustable Wooden
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Strings: D'Addario #10
  • Case: Extra
  • Unique Features: 60's style, 60's tone
  • Price: $379

Supro Tri-Tone
Official re-issue SUPRO® Tri-Tone. SUPRO® Guitars were made in the USA from 1958-68 by VALCO and sold through Montgomery Ward. VALCO also made National and AIRLINE brands. We developed a custom pickup for this model with a unique pickup mount to closely replicate the original SUPRO® from the late 1950's. Optional Bigsby kicks it up to a whole new level of Retro Refined!

Specs:

  • Colours: Black, Optional BIGSBY
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Bound Maple, Bolt-on
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, Block Markers
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2" (648mm) 20 frets
  • Width at Nut: 1 5/8"
  • Pickups: VALCO NY-Mini Custom Humbucker
  • Switching: 5-Way
  • Controls: 3 Volume, 1 Tone Control
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic, Custom Tail (optional BIGSBY with roller Bridge)
  • Hardware: Vintage Kluson Style
  • Strings: D'Addario #10
  • Case: Extra
  • Unique Features: Vintage Brass SUPRO headstock logo, custom Pickups
  • Price: $749, $879 with Bigsby

For more information:
Eastwood

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Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
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