Vintage Car Illustrations Inspire New Series of Limited Edition Airline Guitars
For years many of the naming and color schemes found in vintage guitars can also be found in the vintage automobile market. Last year while surfing the net for new color ideas, I stumbled upon a fantastic blog from Rickworks that features illustrations of the some of the finest classic cars ever to rule the road.
The Airline ’59 series has a unique rubber binding around the perimiter of each guitar, so this offers us the unique opportunity to have a two-tone color scheme on the front and back. We’ve decided to produce an exclusive limited edition series – only 24 of each model – that will be inspired from the Richworks blog. The first in the series is the “Airline Catalina”. Here is a photo of the 1955 Pontiac 870 Catalina:
Below are some photos of the guitar. Each will include an Airline DLX hardshell case, vintage style Airline Leather Strap and a signed Certificate of Authenticity. We will release only one new “59 Two-Tone” model each year, so grab your collectable guitar now! The Catalina is only $1079 including DLX Form-Fit Airline Tweed case, vintage Airline Strap (optional Bigsby B-50 add $139)
Pictures of the Airline Catalina:
Take a look at the other car images in this fantastic blog from Rickworks and let me know which one you think we should do next!
12 thoughts on “New Limited Edition ’59 Airline Catalina 2P LTD Guitar”
I’ve been waiting for another set of 2p deluxe limited editions to come out because I want one really bad. I can’t think of a better inspiration for these guitars other than vintage cars. Brilliant idea!! I looked at the blog you have chosen from and if you put out a 2p deluxe inspired by any of the old chevy cars, I’m all over it (especially the Impala, Bel Air, or Corvette). The Mustang GT500 would be a good one also. Please be sure to email me with any of the new models you put out. Keep up the amazing work!
– Jake Lee
Great idea. I’m looking forward to seeing what other guitars you come up with using this concept. I’m not a big fan of the colors yellow and black together but that’s just my personal choice otherwise I would have bought one. If you come out with a guitar in the blue/white combination or something that goes with the Rolls Royce color scheme then I’m a likely buyer.
Alan in Macau
yes, the rolls royce one is noce too..
Les Paul, Ted McCarty, Leo Fender, Rickenbacker, Valco and a host of others took cutting edge stuff as aluminum, fiberglass, resin, lexan, bell brass and turned them into musical instruments. The boon of
material science created mainly to solve problems in WW2 turned into the post war boom of guitars and amplifiers, microphones, speakers. They may have started corporations but were backyard type
tinkerers and so they were soon ousted by the boards they founded. We have a second golden era thanks to Mike as he has remembered what was possible in those instruments potential and acted on
his instinct as well as his passion. The result is great tools for musicians at affordable prices and they
each have distinct sound and personality.
I want the yellow one, for sure!
love the color scheme! probably my favorite looking guitar! best retro look! great job and keep em comming! sincerely: steve henry
hey i definatly need this guitar as i am a musician please send it to me.
I bought one and its comming tomorrow! Cant wait! It looks absolutley amazing!
Where did you buy that guitar, because I definitely need one for myself!! And I can’t just figure out where I could buy one.
you buy one right here: https://www.myrareguitars.com/new-limited-edition-59-airline-catalina-2p-ltd-guitar
ha, talk about a guitar version of third man records
Yellow, not mellow. I’d love to have an Airline or Eastwood guitar…thee best looking guitars on the market!!! Love the connection between the car & guitar.