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 two humbuckers, and you’ve got a modern tone monster with familiar controls and all of the mojo of a vintage National -- now as a 23” scale-length tenor!
Join the ranks of players discovering the charm of tenor guitars. Many have over the years, ranging from Elvis Costello, to Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland, to our good friend Warren Ellis. Broaden your range and discover your sound.