Up for sale, a 2021 Eastwood Airline MAP FM in showroom-clean condition and in perfect working order. A modern spin on the National Westwood "MAP" guitar platform, this Eastwood combines the aesthetics of the original National design with tonewoods, electronics, and hardware at home on a Les Paul-style instrument.
Boasting a two-piece carved maple top, contoured and chambered mahogany body, mahogany neck, and bound slab rosewood fingerboard, the natural tone of the instrument is clear and airy with both warmth and treble cut. The pair of Hot-10 alnico magnet humbuckers are full, sweet-sounding pickups with more midrange authority and growl in the bridge position and a fatter neck pickup. There's a distinct sound in every position on the three-way pickup selector switch, offering good definition and clarity, indicative of the tonewood complement. Lightweight at 7lbs 10oz, this Eastwood Alirline MAP has been dialed in here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 11-52 roundwound strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The mahogany neck has a very slender, effortless C-shaped profile carve with just enough shoulder, measuring .760" deep at the 1st fret and .805" at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard boasts pearloid block inlay with flawless medium jumbo frets that play cleanly up the 24 3/4" scale. The nut measures a full 1 11/16" in width, and the headstock is fitted with Wilkinson Rotomatic-style tuning machines.
The electronics function flawlessly,with a Volume/Volume/Tone control array and a trio of metal Strat-style knobs. The nickel plating on the hardware shines like new, accenting the two-piece bookmatched flame maple top which has subtle curvature like a Les Paul-style instrument. There's barely a scratch on the Greenburst gloss finish.
A padded gigbag is included.