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.
This is the replica of the VALCO NATIONAL MAP played by Dan Auerbach from the Black Keys.
Model Name: AIRLINE MAP
Body: Tone Chambered Mahogany
Neck: Bound Maple, Bolt-on
Fingerboard: Rosewood, Block Markers
Scale Length: 24 3/4" (628mm)
Width at Nut: 1 11/16"
Pickups: Two Alnico Hot-10 Humbuckers
Controls: 2 Volume, 1 Tone
Bridge: BIGSBY Tremolo, Roller Bridge
Hardware: Grover Style Nickel/Chrome
Strings: D'Addario #10
Unique Features: NATIONAL Style Striped Pickguard