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 Rob Redfern on 2nd Nov 2015
This guitar is incredible. I own a vintage Les Paul and Strat, and this instrument is as good as either of them! The build quality is flawless. The person/ people who put this guitar together are craftsmen second to none. The attention to detail is total. Anyone who has reservations about a Korean built guitar should think again. These guys are grade A guitar smiths.
The guitar looks absolutely stunning. The neck is sleek fast and perfectly finished. Better than my vintage Strat!! The sound is unique Ballsy resonant bass notes and rich bright top end. Using an overdive sound makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
Thank you Eastwood
Posted by Unknown on 12th Oct 2015
Beautiful to look at plays like a dream! The pick ups work really well with effects and the tone is awesome!
Great for all kinds of music
Thanks Eastwood for making such great instruments.
I also have a folksier that is just as great
Posted by JMAC on 4th Dec 2014
Mine arrived yesterday. I always expect to tweak a new guitar but the setup was surprisingly good right out of the box. 1/4 turn raise of the bridge on the treble side and I was ready to go. Took a little experimenting to figure out the controls (tone, volume, volume) but it plays and sounds good. I owned a mid-60's National Map but it had many problems. This one has the looks of the original but without the hassles. This one will need a little sanding on the fretboard to smooth it out but, other than that, this is an excellent instrument. Look forward to playing it.
Posted by Jim & Carol Moy on 3rd May 2014
Just rec'd the above guitar as a suprise gift from my wife. WOW...what a great guitar. I have been playing for 50 years professionaly and have many guitars of all makes and price points and I rank this guitar up there with the best of them. Great feel, great looks,
fantastic tones, and very comfortable. Any venue of music fits this guitar. I am currently looking into another model to add to my collection. If your looking for quality craftsmanship, great tones, feel, and looks, then look into Eastwood Airline guitars.