Too cool… not sure if this was one of the “Top Secret” models first hinted at during this year’s Winter NAMM Show, but Eastwood Guitars has just announced another classically retro addition to their already stellar lineup––the Airline Map Bass.
ushing their Airline line of guitars to a whole new low (low-end that it,) the Airline Map Bass will be a four-string interpretation of the increasingly difficult-to-find ’64 Valco National Newport––a guitar that despite its rather lackluster performance still holds sway over many collector’s due to its insanely curvaceous vintage looks.
Like its sibling the Airline Map Guitar, the Airline Map Bass will presumably bring a new level of quality to the National Newport’s classic form factor.
The guitar is expected to feature a carved mahogany body w/tone chambers, maple neck with 30.5-inch scale length, rosewood fretboard, a pair of Alnico HOT-10 humbucker pickups, 3-way pickup switching, dual volume controls, a single tone control, and binding across the board (body, neck & headstock.)
The Airline Map Bass will begin shipping next month (May, 2007,) and will be available in Seafoam Green, Black, and White finishes. Priced at $799.