On to the specifications and features front,
this instrument features a 24 ¾” scale length glued in set
neck made from maple. A separate bound rosewood fingerboard
sits atop this which itself sports shark’s teeth inlays.
The body is 17”
wide and is made from laminated maple. It is also double bound
as are the f-holes which, I think is a nice touch. The rich
walnut finish really comes through the flamed maple top.
As to the electronics,
the Classic 6 comes with two filtertron-esque humbucking pickups.
These are controlled by a 3-way switch on the upper bout together
with individual volume controls. These are mounted forward
on the lower bout for the neck pickup and at the back for
the bridge pickup. One lone master tone control sits next
a Tune-O-Matic Bridge supports the strings towards the elegant
tailpiece, whilst in the tuning department gotoh style items
are used. All hardware is finished in chrome.
am of the opinion, as are many guitarists that if an unplugged
electric guitar sounds good acoustically this will be amplified
and come through when plugged in to an amplifier.
This is very
true of the Classic 6. With its solid centre block and semi-hollow
body the guitar rings true and loud when played unplugged
a sign that the woods and construction have been correctly
Plugged in the
Eastwood takes on another life. The neck pickup sounds especially
warm and organic and instantly becomes my favourite. The bridge
pickup also sounds good (especially after been raised a little)
with a good bite and trebly twang.
Fit and Finish
The instrument is well finished for its price point with no noticeable
flaws or issues, the binding is well executed and good quality
materials are used throughout. The only thing I would change
on this instrument if using in a gigging scenario would be
the tuners as they seem to detune a little after hard bends
or heavy playing, however these might settle down with more
use and as the strings stretch.
A very interesting
and capable instrument, at a very affordable price point.
The Classic 6 is available, in walnut (as reviewed), as well
as in white and orange. A left hand walnut option is also
available as is a form fitted hard case.
Eden Roc the European distributor also adds the interesting
option of a bigsby tremolo instead of the fixed bridge.
For the first
time in this publication we have decided to make this review
on-going that is, a long term test. Many reviewers tend to
write about the item in question a few days or weeks after
receiving it and I would think that a long term test where
the guitars performance, quirks etc are documented over a
longer period of time would interest readers and help readers
find out more detailed information on this instrument.
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Many thanks to Eastwood, My Rare Guitars
and Eden Roc Distributions for supplying the review item.
A special mention to Eden Roc for their
prompt shipping as the instrument only took three days to
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