This morning I was lucky enough to stumble onto Guitar One Magazine’s new video review of the Airline Town & Country DLX––one of Eastwood’s recent remakes of the classic Valco, Supro & National guitars, albeit with higher quality hardware and a chambered mahogany body, among other upgrades.
While original Res-O-Glas Valco’s continue to fetch upwards of $2000-$3000 US, this video review has me rethinking the logic of throwing down that kind of cash for a vintage instrument when the new remakes have so much to offer, at just a fraction of the cost.
I know, I know… owning a brand new remake of a classic guitar is not the same thing as owning an original, but if you’re in the market for a Valco because you actually want to play the thing (not just leave it in its case, or hang it on the wall,) the Airline Town & Country DLX is definitely one to consider––they sell for just $799.
The Town & Country DLX features a tone-chambered mahogany body, bound maple bolt-on neck, 25 1/2“ scale length, rosewood fretboard, three Alnico Hot-10 humbucker pickups, 3-way pickup switching, individual volume & tone controls (for each pickup) plus master volume, and a Bigsby licensed bridge.
Check out Guitar One’s video review for more.