NATIONAL MAP Guitars were made in the USA from 1958-64 by VALCO and sold through Montgomery Ward. This AIRLINE® MAP BASS 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.
In the News:
"Buy if your a retro fan and want a comfortable bass that fills out the bottom without attracting too much sonic attention..." _Premier Mag
Guitar World Review
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