AIRLINE® Guitars were made in the USA from 1958-68 by VALCO and sold through Montgomery Ward. VALCO also made National and SUPRO brands. Today they are played by people like David Bowie, The Cure, Calexico and White Stripes. Original Res-O-Glas models now sell for $2,000-$3,000.
Posted by Dave V on 1st Mar 2015
You want this guitar because it looks amazing hanging on the wall. You keep it because it's amazingly versatile with a range of fantastic tonesafe possible by all of those knobs and the 5-way switch.
If I could wish one thing on this guitar it would be a better 5-way switch- it feels a little on the soft side and will bend eventually.
I love the clean and overdriven tones of this guitar. The neck feels gibson-ish, the body has a nice weight and the finish is deep. I bought this as a fun guitar to have around, but I absolutely LOVE playing it.
I'd say it can cover clean blues to 70's rock. It does ok on the slightly more distorted tones, but I've yet to plug it into the Marshall.
I am super happy!!