Airline Guitars were cool retro-futuristic designed guitars made in the late 50s early 60s in the US. They were made in Chicago by a few different manufacturers – Valco, Kay, and Harmony. These odd-looking guitars were made out of Res-o-Glass (or fiberglass) and cheaply assembled. Over time, these quirky guitars ended up in pawn shops across America. They then enjoyed a reboot with indy rockers like David Bowie and Jack White. They've become quite the collectors items ever since. In the early 2000s, Eastwood Guitars – a guitar manufacturer out of Canada – got the rights to the Airline brand, and they rebooted it with a whole line of cool and well-made guitars that pay homage to the original in all kinds of creative ways.Check these crazy models!
Airline Map Series
The Airline Map Guitar is an homage to the National Map guitars made by Valco in the early 60s. This particular model is a tribute to the NATIONAL Newport Guitar from 1962.
This guitar sports a Tone Chambered Mahogany Body with 2 Alnico Hot-10 Humbucker Pickups, 3-Way Switch, 2 Volume/1 Tone Knobs, BIGSBY Tremolo, Roller Bridge, Bound Maple Bolt-on Neck, Pau Ferro Finger Board with Block Markers. The Scale Length is 24 3/4" (628mm), and the Width at the Nut is 1 11/16". The guitar has Grover Style Nickel/Chrome Tuners and a NATIONAL-Style Striped Pickguard. View our Airline Map Collection!