Eastwood goes back to Res-O-Glass with our tribute to a long-forgotten Airline model.
The original Airline '61 model is perhaps the most rare Airline model ever. Even though it was advertised at a Montgomery Ward catalogue, there are no records of the guitar ever having gone into production - apart from one, legendary prototype.
The prototype was used by the now forgotten country-blues artist David "Slim Pickings" Pickers, who died before ever making a recording - on a way to a gig, just a few months after debuting the Airline guitar, according to sources. Only one known photo of him survives:
Pickers is said to have taught John Fahey alternate tunings, but little else is known of the guitarist.
The guitar itself became surrounded by mystery and it has been little seen since, later re-surfacing at the Producer's Workshop recording studio in Hollywood, where it was used by several artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan and Pink Floyd. David Gilmour used the guitar to record the solo on 'Another Brick In The Wall', and the guitar was amongst those shown at the blockbusting exhibition 'Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains', which took place at the V&A in London, in 2017:
The new Airline 61 'Jazzbox' Tribute
This new Airline model is the first Res-O-Glass model to be made at our new workshop in Nashville, TN, and will retail at around USD $1200 (TBC).