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.
Upgrades included in the '59 model over the standard 2P model:
Posted by Matt Dorkings. on 17th Jul 2015
The sound of this guitar is as unique as it's look, the twang and brightness cut through any mix with ease thanks to the single coil/chambered body combo.
I was skeptical of playing a guitar like this for heavy music as i imagined terrible feedback issues but that has not been the case at all. The guitar is so responsive and cleans up beautifully, it chimes when you treat her gently!
I play in a twin guitar band and having such a unique guitar has made our sound so much wider, and has definitely turned heads when on stage.
If this guitar was stolen and I was not able to track the thief down to get my axe back and then murder them, I would definitely have to buy another.
Thanks Eastwood/Airline for making me a very happy chap indeed.
Posted by John R Larson on 16th Apr 2015
You know one of my Favorite bands right now is THE BLACK KEYS..why because they have a classic Rock n Roll style that's their own.. like a 50s rockabilly with a modern punch to it..AND THIS GUITAR FITS RIGHT INTO THAT GIG BABY!!!