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Bass of the Week: Eastwood Guitars Airline Pocket Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Eastwood Guitars Airline Pocket Bass

BASS OF THE WEEK: Eastwood Guitars has a knack for recreating vintage basses in a modern format while retaining all their glorious mojo. That’s evident in their take on the Airline Pocket Bass, which was introduced two years ago.

Eastwood Guitars Now Shipping Newport Bass
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Eastwood Guitars Now Shipping Newport Bass

Eastwood Guitars is now shipping the Newport Bass, which is a tribute to a vintage bass from the ’60s. The EPI bass guitar, or EB-S, was manufactured between 1961 and 1969; and this example comes from the middle year, 1965.

Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Backlund 100 Bass
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Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Backlund 100 Bass

The Eastwood Custom Shop has collaborated with designer John Backlund once again to create the Backlund 100 Bass. Modeled after the retro-futuristic guitar, the bass is built with an offset and angular mahogany body matched to a mahogany neck.

Eastwood Guitars Now Shipping Warren Ellis Bass Guitar
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Eastwood Guitars Now Shipping Warren Ellis Bass Guitar

Eastwood Guitars has rounded out their signature series of instruments with Warren Ellis by introducing the Warren Ellis bass guitar model. Ellis, who works with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, worked with the company to add low end to his arsenal.

Eastwood Guitars Unveils The Vintage-Inspired Sidejack Pro JM Bass
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Eastwood Guitars Unveils The Vintage-Inspired Sidejack Pro JM Bass

Eastwood Guitars has introduced the first bass to their Sidejack Pro Series with the Pro JM Bass. The instrument is a take on a vintage design that’s been updated in the playability department.

Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Backlund Rockerbox Bass
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Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Backlund Rockerbox Bass

Eastwood Guitars has unveiled the latest bass from their custom shop, which is the Backlund Rockerbox bass. Designed by John Backlund, the bass carries the same “retro-futuristic” design as the artist’s guitars that are already in production. The medium-scale, semi-hollow basses are built with maple for the body and fingerboard while the neck is mahogany. They come in red, blue,...

Eastwood Guitars Announces Modern Version of Klira Beatle Bass
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Eastwood Guitars Announces Modern Version of Klira Beatle Bass

Eastwood Guitars is reviving another unique vintage bass through their custom shop. The Klira Beatle Bass was a take on the Hofner bass made famous by Paul McCartney. “Through the 1960’s there were many variants of the popular Hofner Beatle Bass coming out of Japan and around the world,” Eastwood writes. “Our favorite was this Klira version – made in...

Eastwood Guitars Announces the Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass
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Eastwood Guitars Announces the Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass

Eastwood Custom Shop is reviving their former Airline 2P bass with a new model: the Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass. The retro design retains many of the same features with a few differences. “Inspired by the discontinued Airline 2P Bass, the new Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass keeps the same ‘JB Hutto-style’ body shape, but now comes with a single, P-Bass style...

Eastwood Guitars Unveils Two New Basses, Teases Doubleneck 4/6
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Eastwood Guitars Unveils Two New Basses, Teases Doubleneck 4/6

Eastwood introduced ten new instruments to their Custom Shop this week including two basses and a double neck guitar/bass. As part of their custom shop, each model is released under a crowd-funding/pre-order campaign. The first new bass is the Eastwood EB-1, which of course pays tribute to the Gibson EB-1 released in 1953. “We’ve made a few subtle changes but...

Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Classic 5 Bass
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Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Classic 5 Bass

Eastwood will be introducing a five-string version of their Classic hollow body bass as part of their crowdfunding platform. The Classic 5 Bass will be built with a bound laminated maple body, maple top, and bound f-holes. Similar to the four-string, the fiver is fitted with a pair of EW-Retro humbuckers controlled with a 3-way switch. Its knobs are set...