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Airline Folkstar Electric Resophonic Guitar by Eastwood, Red

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The Airline Folkstar, improved and re-issued by the Eastwood guitar company, brings back the 1950s Valco Folkstar resophonic aesthetic, but with a pair of pickups and a reasonable price.  

Airline guitars were built by Valco, one of the largest instrument manufacturers in the world, from 1958 to 1868 when the company folded. The original Airline Folkstar used Valco’s Res-O-Glas body construction – fiberglass resin on wood – with a single resonator cone. It was entirely acoustic, and never had pickups.

Eastwood has now launched the updated Airline Folkstar, with a chambered Mahogany body, a gloss solid colour finish, a rubber bumper strip around the edges, and a pair of pickups. There’s a New York style mini humbucker at the neck, a piezo pickup in the biscuit bridge, with volume, tone and blend controls on the lower edge. The neck is Mahogany, with a Rosewood fingerboard, and the head plate is white with a raised Airline logo. Tuners are Grover Roto-Matic models.

The new Airline Folkstar, available in Red, Black or Blue,  is a very interesting, reasonably priced guitar and an excellent way of adding an electric resophonic voice to a guitarist’s tool set.

We’ve priced these to include a Gig Bag. 


 

Price: $1,489.00 CAD
  • Model: Airline Folkstar
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: Varies as New
  • Country of Origin: Korea
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 24/02/2020

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Gig Bag case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.43lbs 2.92kg
  • Scale Length: 628mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 43mm 1.6875in
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