This AIRLINE Tuxedo is designed after the Barney Kessel model from the mid 1950's and sold under the brands of KAY and AIRLINE. This AIRLINE® TUXEDO is a full hollow body design, light wieght and versatile with a tonal palette suitable from JAZZ to PUNK. Original Barney Kessel models now sell for $3,000-$5,000
Posted by AaronL on 15th Jun 2015
This guitar has a classic p-90 sound that is further accentuated by it's beautiful hollow-body tone -it just sounds amazing without any amplification. The PUPs are pretty hot and have an awesome bright bark that I love. I felt like I became a better guitar player just picking this up because everything just sounds better. I use this with a Peavey Classic 30 and there are so many different tones -all the way from acoustic to classic rock and blues -very vintage and very responsive to pick attack. Great thing about this guitar is that it's light and well balanced and so easy to play -I really love the neck.
One thing that surprised me is how quiet the guitar is -I expected a lot more noise from single coils, especially since these are not reverse wound.
Build on this is phenomenal -super solid and professional -only part that seems to be potentially problematic is the pick guard, which is just held on by two screws, but no problems yet. The look of the guitar in person is even nicer than the pictures -the binding is so well done and everyone who has seen this have complimented the aesthetics of the guitar.
If you like P90s and hollow body sound don't hesitate on this one, there's very little it can't do well and the quality is what you would expect from something four times this price.