This rare, short scale (22 1/4") instrument was produced by Valco in Chicago who produced the famed fiberglass "Res-O-Glass" instruments under the Supro and National brand names. 

This Airline was given to me by a school friend in Eldrige, Iowa in 1968 when I arrived from Canada realising I'd left my guitar behind. It's been with me ever since and was played with Billy MacKenzie, the famous 80s singer in Scotland when I played with him. It has great sentimental value but I'm moving to sunnier shores and having a major clearout. 

The electronics need worked on as the pickups are not gaining a signal but I'm sure it's easily done and I can have this attended to here in Scotland before shipping - or if you'd rather get it all in top shape I'll send as is... The current price reflects this...

The "Airline" name was exclusive to the Montgomery Ward catalogue. This is a genuine, USA-made guitar.

Body: Res-O-Glass (fiberglass) in red with white rubber seal.

Neck: Short scale (22 ¼” scale) neck in red finish. Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays. Bone nut. Square headstock, painted red. The white raised "Airline" badge is missing but they are available to purchase.

Electronics/Hardware: Two single-coil pickups in chrome cases. Rosewood bridge. Top-loading tail-piece with chrome cover. Orignial  pickup on-off switches with dedicated volume and tone controls. 

Cosmetics: This is one of the coolest looking guitars. With its futuristic style and red and white colour scheme, it’s a hip example of a high point in American design. The body is in good shape, with no cracks in the fiberglass or rubber seal. The screws are a bit of a mix but these can be replaced.

There are minor blemishes and light scratches on the back of the body and the typical light wear you see at the top of the headstock with two of the tuners slightly bent. 

This guitar does not come with a case. I can ask a friend who builds amps to build a crate for shipment overseas at an extra cost on top of postage. 


Product Specs

Condition:
Fair (Used)
Brand
Valco
Model
Airline
Finish
Red
Categories
Semi-Hollow
Year
1966
Made In
United States

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