"Guitars from the 60’s really give the sense that we were inventing something new - not yet shackled by electric guitar conventions. Take that vision and put it with something made and finished extremely well, and you have an Eastwood Guitar - a guitar for non conformists." _Andy Gill, Gang of Four
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 :