Well, NAMM 2007 is just two days away, and as usual there’s a ton of great guitar news going around the net. The big boys have announced a few minor tweaks to their guitar lines, but as usual I’m finding myself more intrigued by the boutique guitar makers.
Eastwood Guitars, easily 2006’s poster child for affordable but highly playable instruments, has announced a number of new models for 2007, including the EEB-1 Bass––a remake of Ampeg’s AEB-1 from the late ’60s––the Eastwood Red Special––an homage to Brian May’s legendary guitar of the same name––and of course the Airline Map––Eastwood’s highly anticipated interpretation of the 1962 National Newport.
All models will apparently be available for shipping before the end of January, but the next production run isn’t slated for sale until June, so if you want one of these beauties now you’re going to need to act fast… the January run is expected to sell out quick.
Eastwood Guitars has also promised to debut a few Top Secret prototypes at NAMM this week, so stay tuned!