Here at Eastwood we're all about guitars - we're fans, musicians and collectors, just like you. So it's time to meet some of our team and find out what gear rocked our world in 2022!
Mike L. (Bronco)
Favourite Gear of the Year: Valco Five-O
After further exploration it's clear that this pedal can lead a player down many creative rabbit holes, from spooky soundscapes to droned out psychedelia.
- Bronco, Guitar Technician and Customer Service
Favourite Gear of the Year: Valco KGB Dist
Favourite Gear of the Year: Airline Vanguard
Favourite Gear of the Year: Warren Ellis Ten Tenor
"For me, the Gear of the Year is the Warren Ellis Ten Tenor. Its high end build quality and no nonsense electronics make it a joy to just concentrate on playing without any distractions."
- Matt, Logistics Manager
Favourite Gear of the Year: Eastwood "Sharkbite" Fyrbyrd
"My fave guitar in 2022 was by far the Eastwood "Sharkbite" Fyrbyrd.
This one has been on my to-do list for almost 20 years. It's risky to commit to making a tribute to such an obscure guitar as the Fyrbyrd - especially one from Australia that never really caught on outside that country. That's why it sat on the bench for 20 years.
Fortunately we've been able to "crowd source" models such as this one through our Custom Projects Page, and thanks to our customers, they helped us bring it back to life!"
- Michael, Owner
Favourite Gear of the Year: Eastwood BB-05 Mag Delay
"I use a lot of delay for sustain on my instruments, mainly electric banjo, so the BB-05 MAG DELAY comes in clutch to give me a sustain and change in timbre.
Paired with the Octave Mando these are my favorite instrument and pedal combo of the year.
The amount of twang and jangle mixed with the sustain gives me a universe of tone to sculpt."
- Patrick, Chicago Warehouse Manager
Favourite Gear of the Year: Sidejack Baritone 20th LTD
I’m still undecided as to whether or not I like the Metallic Gold or the Metallic Emerald best, but all of the new finish options on this guitar turned out great!
As with all of the Sidejack Baritones we’ve done over the years, this guitar fits like a glove and rings like a bell.”
- Vincent, E-Commerce Manager
Favourite Gear of the Year: Rivolta Combinata XVIII
"My gear of the year is the Rivolta Combinata XVIII. I've always been a huge fan of the Combinata XVII from a playability standpoint and also the sound of the Novanta P90. I also love the versatility of the Mondata VIII switching system, so bringing the 3 pickups and switching into the Combinata model makes it a completely different animal to play."
- Wes, Rivolta Business Development Manager