Airline ‘Big Horn’ Standard, 1966

Airline ‘Big Horn’ Standard, 1966

Thanks to Jack White of the White Stripes, everyone now knows just how cool these old Airline guitars are. Originally available only through the Chicago-based Montgomery Ward department stores & catalogue company, White’s championing of the Airline ‘JB Hutto’ and other models means the brand is now in big demand all around the world.

Built for Montgomery Ward by the giant National/Supro/Valco company, who were also based in Chicago, there was an Airline model for everyone, from acoustics and big bodied jazz boxes to basses and a score of different solidbody electrics.

The Big Horn model was officially in production during 1966 and ’67, (and only in a Yellow Sunburst, with a more Strat-style headstock), but the pots here are dated to the first half of 1965, and the pickup to late November, making it possible that this rare, non-catalogue Red model was produced exclusively for Christmas of 1965.

Featuring a solid Maple body and a pumping single-coil pickup, the guitar is in excellent condition, with only a few light scuff marks here and there. A really nice weight, a great looker, and a gnarly sound that could only come from one of these super-cool sixties vintage Airlines!

NOTE: This is not a re-issue! This is an all original model from 1966.

Ships in a well-worn, non-original hard case

Price: AUD$1360.00 GST Included

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