I’ve talked about Mike Robinson and his Eastwood brand in the past. But, if you don’t already know about Eastwood, this is a company that takes unique bass and guitar designs from the past and remakes them as affordable, playable and decent sounding modern instruments.
This Eastwood Classic 12 seems to be a bit of a hybrid of two concepts. Deeply rooted in and Gretsch with a bit of Rickenbacker thrown in.
I say that because this guitar’s styling is obviously all Gretsch, but Wendell only mentions Rickenbacker, then starts performing the class Byrds song Turn Turn Turn. The Byrds, Jim/Roger McGuinn is of course best know for playing Rickbacker 360 and 370 12-strings.
Regardless, this Eastwood Classic 12 is a pretty cool guitar and this Youtube video does a nice job of showcase the sound of this guitar.
For me, 12-string guitars (or 8-string basses) are cool but maybe a bit limited in use. (In that you probably don’t want to be playing one all the time.) So this Eastwood costing less that $500.00 may just be a cool addition to your collection.
I think I might like one! How about you??? :^)