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Watching some footage on Todd Rundgren's Utopia reunion tour and he's making very good use of a rather taste, space age Eastwood guitar, a Backlund 100. 

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I keep on thinking "Oh man, what a COOOOOOOL bass that design would make!!!" (potential neck-dive notwithstanding - I've got a nice wide, suede backed leather strap so that's OK). Just as well for my bank balance that they don't make a bass version!

 

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20 minutes ago, TrevorR said:

Watching some footage on Todd Rundgren's Utopia reunion tour and he's making very good use of a rather taste, space age Eastwood guitar, a Backlund 100. 

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I keep on thinking "Oh man, what a COOOOOOOL bass that design would make!!!" (potential neck-dive notwithstanding - I've got a nice wide, suede backed leather strap so that's OK). Just as well for my bank balance that they don't make a bass version!

 

That's beautiful. I couldn't get away with playing something like that - I'd look ridiculous - but it's awesome.

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1 hour ago, wateroftyne said:

That's beautiful. I couldn't get away with playing something like that - I'd look ridiculous - but it's awesome.

Didn't say I was cool enough to pull it off either... BUT I DO WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!

The other Backlund designed models are equally sci-fi and wonderful... The Model 400's just as nice!

https://eastwoodguitars.com/collections/backlund

 

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1 minute ago, Newfoundfreedom said:

Anyone in a band called "The Jetsons"?

Presenting the Airline Jetsons JR bass...

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22 minutes ago, TrevorR said:

 

The other Backlund designed models are equally sci-fi and wonderful... The Model 400's just as nice

https://eastwoodguitars.com/collections/backlund

 

I'm not so sure about the hollow bodies or the melted teles, but the rest of them are some of the most aesthetically pleasing gguitars I've seen in a long time.

You'd definitely need a silver jumpsuit to complete the look though.

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I just realised how old school bass i am. Those above are horriblus. 

PS YMMV

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25 minutes ago, fleabag said:

I just realised how old school bass i am. Those above are horriblus. 

PS YMMV

As am I, but I think the above is a thing of beauty. I reckon the old P must have looked like it was from outer space back in '51, too.

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Ohhhh, that colour scheme/top design on a Thunderbird-y bass...the full Ray Dietrich...  😍

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1 hour ago, wateroftyne said:

As am I, but I think the above is a thing of beauty. I reckon the old P must have looked like it was from outer space back in '51, too.

I bet it's well made, but it reminds me of other wacky shapes  - Prince - Bootsy - just too much for me.

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10 hours ago, skankdelvar said:

$1249 inc gigbag.

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If they did a Reverse (a la T-Bird), I'd be in serious trouble...despite the single coils...it really needs some chrome covers and surrounds...

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31 minutes ago, Muzz said:

If they did a Reverse (a la T-Bird), I'd be in serious trouble...despite the single coils...it really needs some chrome covers and surrounds...

Or cream covers on the pickups 

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14 hours ago, skankdelvar said:

$1249 inc gigbag.

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Separated at birth ??

 

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It's nice to see that Eastwood have made a substantial commitment to getting a number of John Backlund's designs out there. A few years ago I was reading a thread somewhere about his guitars and the man himself popped up to say that he'd had to go back to driving a truck because there wasn't enough money to be made from luthiery.

Interview with Backlund on the Eastwood website here

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I've gotta say that I really like this design, if I had that kind of money going spare I'd really consider it.

 

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On 07/02/2019 at 11:50, TrevorR said:

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They must be good, though - look how much Mr Rundgren's enjoying his...

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Just watched an interesting  long interview with the Eastwood guy on YT.

I suppose the handy thing about the Eastwood Basses is you can cut your Bass strings to length on the many sharp body edges😀

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