"My Red Airline DLX showed up yesterday, I have not put it down since. I haven't slept, all I am doing is playing this guitar. The craftsmanship is exceptional and I can no longer imagine playing any other guitar." _Rich Kolodzie
The English Beat
One of the earliest and most important ska revivalist groups, Birmingham's the Beat formed in 1978 (the band had to change its name to the English Beat in the U.S. to avoid confusion with Paul Collins' band of the same name).
The multiracial band carved a distinct sound through the use of alternating lead vocals by guitarist Dave Wakeling and punk toaster/rapper Ranking Roger, supported by a tight band consisting of Andy Cox (guitar), David Steele (bass), and Everett Moreton (drums).
The English Beat use these Eastwood Guitars :