Backlund by Eastwood Guitars

Backlund guitars are new classics.
Iconic “retro-futuristic” designs that hark back to another era, but also hint at the future.

Many of you are familiar with John Backlund’s fantastic guitar designs, but very few have ever had the opportunity to own one – until now. John has partnered with Eastwood Guitars to bring these fantastic designs to life. Our customers have been telling us for years that his designs and our business model is a match made in heaven. We agree.

When you pick up a Backlund guitar, you can imagine how people felt when grabbing one of those guitars when they were brand new, in the 1950’s…

About John Backlund

John is a self-taught artist/designer, influenced by retro-futuristic design concepts that are reminiscent of the period from the mid-late 1930’s to the early 1960’s. The terms “Aero,” “Rocket,” “Streamline,” and even “Atomic” are often used to describe his design work.

Reflecting on guitars and design, John observed, “I like color in my designs. I like bright things. I like two-tones that compliment each other. I like a splash of chrome for contrast, and I like it all integrated into a flowing form that is ‘balanced,’ well-proportioned, and pleasing to the eye. Solidbody electric guitars are a tempting and wonderful candidate for my style of design, and being a guitar player for many decades, it’s only natural that they figure prominently in my efforts.”