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 Gregg B on 18th Aug 2014
Being a lefty I have always found it difficult to find guitars to add to my growing collection. Having spotted the green Airline Map online one day, I new that I needed this guitar to add to my collection. The retro-surf- look to it alone screams this is a cool guitar. I went on to the co. website and ordered the guitar and cool harshell case and received it within a week. Well I am pleased to say the guitar plays as well as it looks. My band plays punk, country, hard rock, rockabilliy and this thing handles them all with ease. My band mates always mention the versatility of the sounds and even though I bring gretsches and les pauls to the gigs as well its the Airline that people always want to talk about. The neck is fast and comfortable and the Bigsby is an added bonus. Its a lot fo guitar for $950