Eastwood Guitars Eastwood SP-I Natural Walnut
Eastwood Guitars Eastwood SP-I Natural Walnut Angled
Eastwood Guitars Eastwood SP-I Natural Walnut
Eastwood Guitars Eastwood SP-I Natural Walnut Angled

Eastwood SP-I - DEPOSIT

Regular price £149.00 GBP
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£1,490.00raised of £3,200.00 goal

46% funded

Final price will be $1499 USD (additional fees may apply for shipments outside the USA). Your deposit will count against this final price. Place your deposit NOW to make sure this project becomes a reality! Shipping ETA: December 2021

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Story
For years, our customers have been asking us to release a tribute based on one of Alembic's incredible designs of the past. So, we thought if we're going to do one, we may as well go way back to where it all began!

The Standard Point was the first guitar design that Alembic offered, and its shape can best be described as nothing short of iconic. If you had the good fortune of seeing David Bowie live between the 70's and 2000, chances are you would have seen one of these guitars in the very capable hands of Carlos Alomar. In fact, he has confirmed his original Alembic guitar to be his favourite, having been "played on every Bowie album and tour since back in the “Earl Slick- station to station” Days. 

You can read more about its history here, but let's cut right to it: we love this guitar, and want to bring you a tribute at a substantially lower cost. Our SP-I Guitar will pay tribute to the original in great detail, although we have decided to update the electronics to the exceedingly popular on-board effects loop as seen on our Wolf and Tiger guitars. The guitar will be manufactured in our top Korean factory and has a true neck-thru design, not a bolt-on or set neck. You will NOT be disappointed in the quality!
Features & Specs
  • COLOR: Natural
  • BODY: Walnut Middle, Maple and Walnut Top and Back, Poly finish
  • NECK: Neck Thru, Basic C Shape, Maple and Walnut, dual truss rod
  • FINGERBOARD: Ebony, 5 Ply Binding, Pearloid inlays
  • SCALE LENGTH: 25.5"
  • WIDTH AT NUT: 1 11/16 "
  • PICKUPS:
    Neck:  Valco Custom SC1
    Middle: Valco Custom SC1
    Bridge: Valco Custom SC1
  • CONTROLS: OBEL Effects Loop, Switchcraft Jacks, 1 Volume, 2 Tone, 5-Way
  • HARDWARE: Gotoh Nickel/Chrome
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: Built-in Transwarp Drive Preamp (Gain) with 9V Battery
Case Fit

Premium Soft Case: Standard Guitar Optional Add-On

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QUESTIONS & COMMENTS

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  • Anyway the headstock could look a little classier? I’m in love with the body shape but the plain blocky logo on the headstock kills it for me. Maybe the Alembic bird??

    Agreed! We have updated the rendering with the new plan for the headstock. Instead of the block EASTWOOD logo, we will be using the same Eagle inlay that we have used on our Wolf and Tiger guitars.

  • Great looking guitar! I own your Tiger tribute and this looks equally cool. But $1,500 and no case...Is that correct?

    Thanks for your support! Yes, this will be built at our top factory in Korea, the same that builds the Wolf and Tiger guitars. As such, we're pricing it the same as these models, which also list our Premium Soft Case as an optional-addon.

  • The original guitar had a complex preamp with filters for the two single coil pickups. The middle was a dummy coil wired to be humbucking with the bridge and neck pickups. I assume you've decided to just to with a standard "strat" type switching with volume/tone and phase switches as well as a post OBEL volume?

    Correct, we are not mimicking the electronics layout that would have been found on the original. Instead, we are incoroporating the same electronics layout that can be found on our Wolf and Tiger guitars, with the main difference being that this guitar will have three single coil pickups.

  • Ah! I see we have a preview for the knobs and switches. Very excited for this guitar, this is my first custom project order. Will there be a hard case included? This baby deserves one.

    Hey Joey,

    Thanks for the deposit! We're all excited for this one too. We have been moving away from the production of hard-shells over the past few years and shifting over exclusivley to our Premium Soft Cases. These are a very high-end soft case, superior to hardshells in many ways. We don't plan to include one with the purchase price, but they are definitely an ideal add-on for a guitar like this.

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