I have both the Epiphone Jack Casady Signature in Gold and the Eastwood Classic 4 in Walnut.
Both have their strong and weak points. I hope this helps…
-The Classic's walnut finish is actually a cherry color and not brown, so don't be fooled.
-The JC's finish is real pretty. An eye catcher for sure and very "classy" looking in person. I get loads of compliments every time I use it. people seem to love it.
-I prefer The Classic's pickups to the JC. The JC seems to be a bit "muddier".
-I am on the shorter side so the Classic's slimmer neck and shorter scale are easier for me. However it does not seem much "smaller" than the JC.
-The JC feels a bit large do to it's scale, but I'm sure one can get used to it.
-the Classic's bridge is horrible allowing next to no ability for intonation. And I can't get low action without extreme unwanted fret buzz. I also had to switch out the tuners for some Hipshot HB1's
-I switched out the bridge on the JC for a Hipshot Supertone…and it's amazing! You can really fine tune the action and intonation. It's made a huge difference.
-The string tension on the JC feels a bit "spongy" compared to the Classic…again, something I'm sure that one can get used to.
-I use a pedal to "fuzz" out my tone and the JC feeds back real easily…the Classic does not.
-The knobs on the Classic come loose and fall off often due to vibration.
-I play with a pick, and due to the combination of the JC's pickup position and where I rest my hand, my pick is constantly hitting the pickup…so I have to consciously reposition my hand when playing the JC.
-The JC seems and feels to be better built and crafted.
-At the moment I'm really digging the JC overall due to aesthetics, vibe and playability (though I'm still getting used to the length)
-I recorded a whole album with the Classic and absolutely love how it sounded on tape. But let me stress, that my band has a very retro sound and my tone is fuzzed out.
Here is a link to one of our songs (click the player in the "SONGS" section). This is the Classic thru a Boss Overdrive ODB-3 into an Ampeg SVT 4 Pro w/ one 4x10 and one 1x15 (both cabinets mic'd)… Brass Knuckle Evangelists | New York, NY | Rock / Garage / Soul | Music, Lyrics, Songs, and Videos | ReverbNation
So there you have it. Both basses are really cool and both basses can be pains in their own right. At the end of the day, usually my mood (and what I'm wearing!) dictates which bass I wind up playing. If I could only find a super cool looking hollow body that plays and sounds like only my '62 RI Precision!