Eastwood Airline Map in Sunburst Finish

Eastwood Guitars release limited run Airline Map electric guitars in Sunburst finish, with only 16 made in production.

Airline MAP in Sunburst Finish

This new finish contrasts the flashy colored finishes that are currently available, providing a classic looking alternative.

The Eastwood Airline Map is based on National Map Guitars that were produced by Valco in the USA from 1958-1964 and sold through Montgomery Ward. To be specific, this guitar is a tribute to the National Newport Guitar from 1962.

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Although not as popular as other guitar designs, the Map has been played by the likes of White Stripes, David Bowie, The Cure and many more. It is said that condition vintage Res-O-Glass Map models now sell for $3000 to $5000. The Eastwood Airline Map makes this design more affordable and accessible for working guitarists that are looking for unique looking instruments.

The new Sunburst finish Airline Map comes with tone chambered mahogany body carved into a peculiar cutaway shape. It is then paired with a bolt-on maple neck with Rosewood fretboard. The guitar has a shorter scale length of 24.75" and a nut width of 1.687". It gives you 22 frets to play with and features a "zero fret" that is said to improve tone, intonation and tuning stability.

Eastwood equipped the Airline Map with two humbuckers with 3-way vintage tone control switches that allow for a variety of retro-vibe sounds. Other controls include two tone knobs and a master volume knob.

The guitar is equipped with a Bigsby B-50 tremolo paired with a Tune-o-matic roller bridge. The other end of the strings are held in place by chrome Grover style tuners.

RJ Ronquillo put the Airline Map to the test in this video:

Only 16 Airline Map in Sunburst guitars are to be sold, with each one carrying a tag price of $879. You can head over to My Rare Guitars for more information or to secure one for yourself.

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