NATIONAL MAP Guitars were made in the USA from 1958-64 by VALCO and sold through Montgomery Ward. This AIRLINE® MAP is a tribute to the NATIONAL Newport Guitar from 1962. 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 The Adam on 8th Sep 2014
I got this guitar in a trade and was really worried that the humbuckers would be dark and midrangey but to my surprise they were not! They have a lot of brightness to them! and the bridge pick up has that nice vintage twang! like on The Beatles song "Day Tripper"
This thing is eye candy and sounds great to boot! It can cover a multitude of styles: Rock, Country, Jazz, Metal, Surf, ANYTHING! You should stop reading this review and just buy the guitar!
Posted by Ally Lee on 27th May 2014
I've owned this guitar from new for a couple of years now ...
Great build quality and looks (I get a lot if people asking about it ..)
Really comfortable to play,great neck (it's quite big which suits my large hands)
I've put a couple of Mojo goldfoil/filtertrons in mine to give it a more twangsome tone BUT the stock pickups sounded ok ....
Would love to have the matching Baritone ....One day - one day .
Highly recommended if you're looking for something a little different