Airline Map DLX - Prototype

Description

Here we have a factory prototype of the Airline Map DLX in Seafoam Green! 

No serial number is present on this as it was built ahead of a recent batch of Airline Maps. It is in as-new condition, and is specced the same as any production Airline Map DLX.

"The Airline Map is our tribute to the ever-stylish National Newport -- or Map Guitar -- from the 1960s. Icons of the studio and stage have recognized the draw of the vintage National guitars’ Valco designs, from The Cure’s Robert Smith to The Black Keys’ Dan Aurbach.

Our Map is crafted from tone-chambered mahogany rather than the original Res-O-Glas bodies of the mid-century, which adds stability while still focusing on the model’s famous resonant tone. Factor in the two Alnico Hot-10 humbuckers, and you’ve got a modern tone monster with familiar controls and all of the mojo of a vintage National."

Features & Specs

  • Body: Tone Chambered Mahogany
  • Pickups: 2 Alnico Hot-10 Humbuckers
  • Switching: 3-Way
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 1 Tone
  • Bridge: BIGSBY tremolo, Roller Bridge
  • Neck: Bound Maple, Bolt-on
  • Finger Board: Pau Ferro, Block Markers
  • Scale Length: 24 3/4" (628mm)
  • Width at the Nut: 1 11/16"
  • Hardware: Grover Style Nickel/Chrome
  • Strings: D'Addario #10
  • Unique Features: NATIONAL-Style Striped Pickguard

Location

This guitar is located at our Liverpool warehouse. Shipping fees may apply for customers outside the UK / Europe.



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