Eastwood Guitars specializes in making affordable modern instruments stylized either directly or indirectly from out-of-production instruments of yesteryear, the wilder the shape the better. Long story short, Eastwood makes groovy guitars, as evidenced by this very groovy Saturn 63.
The features of this beautiful axe are plentiful and range from downright utilitarian to rather interesting. The bolt-on neck is long and comfortable in the hand, and sports a set of in-line enclosed tuning machines and a Zero Fret. The body is reminiscent of a Fender Jazzmaster, but with chambered and with some very interestingly-shaped F-holes (two on one side!). The bridge, however, is a Jazzmaster style tremolo. This particular instrument is missing the trem arm.
The pickguard on this axe is a clear acrylic affair that looks classy as all get-out against the tobacco-sunburst finish. Hardware is all finished in nickel, for a very no-nonsense accent to the overall profile and coloration of the instrument. Originally there was a piece of chrome trim that ran around the outer edge of the instrument, as well as for both F holes, but that is not present with this specimen.
The electronics configuration is interesting to the say the least. Two old-fashioned single coils are pretty standard, but controls are Volume, 3-way selector pot for pickups, and 5-way selector pot for tone. There is a standard 1/4″ jack, but for the more adventurous among us, the Saturn 63 also sports a balanced XLR output!
Includes the original hardshell case.
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