We’ve reviewed a lot of Eastwood-made guitars. We fell in love with the Airline Tuxedo, Coronado, Town and Country Deluxe, H44 and the GP. The Airline Twin Tone is another corker.
This is based on the classic ‘50s Supro Dual Tone model played by guitarists like Jimmy Page and Link Wray - yep, they didn’t just play Danelectros. You can see Joe Perry playing his Supro Dual Tone in the video for Aerosmith hankyfest I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.
Our budget Airline offers all that rock star vibe on a busker’s budget. The Airline Twin Tone feels like a vintage guitar. It doesn’t quite have the easy playability of most modern guitars but, to be honest, that only adds to its old-school vibe. You might not agree.
Tonally, this guitar packs a real punch thanks to its beefy sounding humbuckers. The bridge unit in particular pushed our amp into a thick overdrive that we couldn’t get enough of.
That tonal power makes the Twin Tone a cool alternative to the Epiphone Les Paul or any of its many derivatives. If you’re not experienced with old-school guitars you might take a bit more convincing, but you may just fall in love like we have. Pass the tissues…
Pros: Looks, rocking tone.
Cons: Not quite as playable.