Introducing the new Airline® '59 NEWPORT. It is Eastwood's take on the rare National Newport Val-Pro 88 from the late 50′s and early 60′s. It features two NY Mini Humbuckers and a Piezo pickup in the bridge with a 5-way switch, on a lightweight tone-chambered Mahogany body. Tones of tonal variations! Available in Black or Seafoam Green. Original Newport Res-O-Glas models now sell for $4,000-$6,000.
Posted by Eugene Thomas on 21st Aug 2014
I bought this guitar because I am old enough to remember Airline (Montgomery Ward) and Silverton (Sears) guitars. Always like the sounds of those vintage axes. I would give it 5 stars except I am not really happy with the sound of the piezo bridge pickup. Otherwise it is a great guitar.