Eastwood SD-40 Hound Dog

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One of the top requested guitars for Eastwood Custom Shop has been the Kawai/Teisco SD-40. Known as the Hound Dog Taylor model, this guitar is getting harder to find and the prices of the originals have skyrocketed. This is the perfect time for EWCS to step in and save the day for all of us with lighter pocketbooks.

This is an awesome guitar. Solid body double cutaway with four single coil pickups, each with their own switch and volume control - imagine the possibilities? All you need is a master tone control to keep her in check. We've designed this tribute to be very friendly with modern effects pedals and amps, so your tonal palette can stretch far and wide from clean to full on fuzz. Bolt-on maple neck and a tortoiseshell pickguard to match the classic redburst finish.

Specifications: Basswood Body, Tortoiseshell Pickguard, Bolt-on Maple Neck. C-Shaped, 25.5" scale.  20 frets on a 12" Radius, Four EW RTG Single Coil Pickups, individual switches., 4 Volume, 1 Tone Controls, Jazzmaster Style Tremolo with Roller Bridge, Custom Gigbag included., 10-46 Gauge Strings.

A deposit of only $150 is required to secure yours, final price will be $699 and includes a custom gigbag (final payment of $549 when we are ready to ship in November). FREE SHIPPING to continental North America and Europe. (Air shipping extra, please contact for pricing)

Hound Dog Taylor

Born with six fingers on each hand, Theodore Roosevelt "Hound Dog" Taylor once drunkenly tried to remove his extra digits with a razor blade. Thankfully, he was only partially successful, leaving his left hand intact to execute his wild Elmore James-in-crystal meth slide runs. Despite his clownish stage persona, Hound Dog loved to fight with his bandmates, and even wounded HouseRockers guitarist Brewer Phillips with a handgun when one dissing session got out of hand. A devotee of $50 pawnshop guitars and busted amps, Hound Dog rarely practiced, and he never performed sober. "When I die," he sagely predicted, "they'll say, 'He couldn't play shit, but he sure made it sound good!'"


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