Eastwood: Blues Bender Imitation

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Eastwood: Blues Bender Imitation

Postby 101Volts » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:27 pm

No, I won't call it a copy. It's not available yet as of January 2019.

https://eastwoodcustoms.com/projects/bl ... I93yFxhdgs

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Quote from the page:

"Here is an extremely rare Mosrite from the early 1970’s – the “Bluesbender” was a departure from the traditional Mosrite Mark Series body shape that had captured the “surf” crowd thanks to “The Ventures” in the 1960’s. Along with the Mosrite 350 from the same era, this was Semi Moseley’s attempt to penetrate the Gibson/Fender market and go after a more Rock ‘n Roll player. It was not very well received, hence the rarity of them today, but a really nice guitar! Here are the specs:

BODY: Solid Mahogany
NECK: Bolt-On Maple
FINGERBOARD: Pao Ferro, Dot Markers
SCALE LENGTH:24 3/4 “
WIDTH AT NUT: 1 5/8 “
PICKUPS: Dual Humbuckers
SWITCHING: 3-way plus phase
CONTROLS: 2 Volume, 2 Tone
BRIDGE: Tune-o-matic Stop Tail
HARDWARE: Gotoh Nickel/Chrome
Case / Gig Bag (Not Included): Optional Add-On
Your $150 deposit will secure this guitar for June Delivery, Final Price will be $699 (less deposit) plus shipping.

Note. All these images are from original models."

So this proposed guitar is a Mosrite shaped Epiphone or Gibson.

Funny how they put a Mahogany body to the Blues Bender but a Basswood body to their 350 imitation.

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1966 Ventures II German Carve B670 (Over B641; Misprint)
1970s Blues Bender Body 1 - "Funnily Routed Body"
1970s Blues Bender Body 2
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10
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2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI

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Re: Eastwood: Blues Bender Imitation

Postby sumlin » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:28 am

F*ck those clowns, seriously. The photo is just this one with the background cropped out and the logo photoshopped...

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Re: Eastwood: Blues Bender Imitation

Postby StevieSTL » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:27 am

--WTF? way to catch that... wow. I thought the orig pic looked weird.
The gangster looks so frightening, with his luger in his hand
When he gets home to his children, he's a family man
But when it comes to the nitty-gritty, he can shove in his knife
Yes he really looks quite religious, he's been an outlaw all his life

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Re: Eastwood: Blues Bender Imitation

Postby Gonkulator » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:25 am

Just more junk from Eastwood. Large price tag for poor quality.

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Re: Eastwood: Blues Bender Imitation

Postby 101Volts » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:36 pm

On another note, China (of course) is also copying the Blues Bender. I wonder if Eastwood will get the bodies from the same place.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7382

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Eastwood's is, thus, the 3rd imitation of the Blues Bender I've ever seen available. Tym was offering them a while ago (as bodies, at least) but he would have been accurate to the original guitar.

- Austin
1966 Ventures II German Carve B670 (Over B641; Misprint)
1970s Blues Bender Body 1 - "Funnily Routed Body"
1970s Blues Bender Body 2
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10
1990s/Early 2000s Riff: ES-335 Copy
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI


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