NATIONAL MAP Guitars were made in the USA from 1958-64 by VALCO and sold through Montgomery Ward. The AIRLINE® MAP is a tribute to the NATIONAL Newport Guitar from 1962. This Baritone Model is new to the Airline MAP family in 2014. Today they are played by people like David Bowie, The Cure, Calexico and White Stripes. Original MAP Res-O-Glas models now sell for $3,000-$5,000.
Posted by Tim Doyel on 8th Aug 2014
This baritone looks great, sounds great and stays in tune. I'm a "made in USA" snob and it's difficult for me to purchase an import. But I gotta say that I love this guitar so far. It inspires me to play songs differently. Not only in a lower key but tempo and dynamics as well. This is the most stable guitar that I've owned with a Bigsby on it also. I'm sure that's because of the added string tension. Do not be afraid of the Bigsby model. You'll need to roll the bass and mids off when using most amps to not fart out the speakers. Not a problem. I would recommend you buy this guitar.