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 Gene Gorski on 5th Jan 2015
I know these guitars have gained a following in the metal arena with the B tuning, but coming from a "long in the tooth" picker, this is an awesome guitar. The build is amazing and the tone, OMG the tone! through a Vox AC 15 is just a time machine. All the fingerings from a regular guitar work with the B E A D F# B tuning. but my favorite is to do a call and return with myself playing a bass line and then a guitar line on the higher strings. What a blast! It is all that you could want it to be and more. Get one!