Airline Folkstar


The original Folkstar model was released under the Airline and Supro brand names, and the design was a nod to the Valco founders’ past, producing resonator guitars under the moniker of National. Here’s an excerpt from a 1964 catalogue:

“Featuring… Hootenanny’s Newest Star. Now in a modern fiberglass body, Supro offers the famous grandpappy of Hill Country guitar music! The most powerful non-electric guitar of them all! The original self-amplified guitar. A beloved friend of the early folk/country artists.”

Eastwood’s modernized Folkstar is reproduced with a tone-chambered mahogany body rather than the tone-choking original fiberglass, and a blend knob that allows you to transition between a NY Mini Humbucker in the neck position and a piezo in the bridge. The Folkstar is a sure way to turn heads with a rainbow of unique resonant tones.

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Features & Specs

  • Body: Tone Chambered Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple, Bolt-on
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, Dot Markers
  • Scale Length: 24 3/4″(628mm)
  • Width at the Nut: 1 11/16″ (43mm)
  • Frets: 20, Medium Jumbo
  • Pickups: NY Mini Humbucker neck, Piezo bridge
  • Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Blend, 1 Tone
  • Bridge: Biscuit Bridge Single Cone
  • Hardware: Grover Style Tuners, Nickel/Chrome, Custom Tailpiece
  • Strings: 10 – 46
  • Average Weight: 8.0 lbs

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