An oddball classic—reborn as a baritone—is well-built and super fun!

Eastwood Airline Baritone Review by premierguitar

Hang around guitars long enough, and you’ll encounter an oddball axe that remains forever burned in your memory. I’ll never forget the first time I came across a map-shaped National Newport. I was working in a guitar shop in the early ’90s, and there it was, hanging on the wall, sticking out like a sore thumb among the Fender- and Gibson-inspired electrics.

The body vaguely resembled a map of the United States. It was made out of a fiberglass that the company called “Res-O-Glass” and had knobs and switches that seemed to have been taken straight from an Edsel. It was priced under $500, and I should have bought it when I had the chance.

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