Eastwood California Rebel
Eastwood Guitars bring back another classic design with the new California Rebel, a remake of a '60s era surf guitar.
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The design replicates the now rare 1967 Domino Californian Rebel, it is described as a hybrid of the Vox Phantom, EKO Violin and Mosrite. Important details are faithfully retained while certain improvements have been introduced to make the instrument viable for modern day use.
The uniquely shaped body of the guitar is the first thing that will catch your attention. It has a lightweight and compact tone chambered mahogany body that comes with a carved top. Completing the body's distinct look is a full size wood grain pickguard on top of the body and a single f-hole to denote that it is chambered. The guitar is currently available in white or redburst body options.
This 24 ¾” scale guitar has a 21 fret rosewood fingerboard on top of its bolt-on maple neck. The guitar measures 1 5/8” at the nut.
To give the guitar its surf-friendly voice, Eastwood equipped the guitar with a pair of custom designed EW RTG Single Coil pickups. It is wired to a 3-way switch along with independent rhythm/solo switches per pickup, giving you more tonal options. Other controls include the master volume and tone control.
The California Rebel will not be a true surf guitar without a working tremolo. In line with this, Eastwood installed a roller bridge that is paired to a nifty tremolo tail, much like how the vintage California Rebel looks like.
See this surf guitar as it is pitted against the waves by RJ Ronquillo
The new Eastwood California Rebel is now retailing on their website for $799. Visit Eastwood Guitars for more information.
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