White Stripes Coaster Jack White Inspired Airline Res-o-Glass Guitar Drinks Mat

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"Exquisite work and service! I bought four different ones as a Christmas gift plus two for myself. Packaged safely and arrived in lightning speed w/ int’l shipping even in this pandemic. Beautiful craftsmanship. Vibrant with smooth edges and sturdy. Will be buying more again soon. Thanks!!" Irish G ★★★★★

"Love Love Love!!! Thanks fab quality!!"  Melanie ★★★★★

"Great quality coasters. They arrived in padded packaging. Each coaster is identical. They are smooth on top and seem very durable. The image and lyrics are very high resolution. The subtle shadow of the guitar is a nice touch. I got a set of 6. I'm so happy!" Deanna ★★★★★

White Stripes coaster gift - Jack White inspired Airline Res-o-Glass guitar drinks mat. This very collectable high quality, hard wearing, high gloss and heat resistant melamine coaster design is unique to Rock’n’Roll Redux and is not available in stores.

Shipping: A word to the wise… Although we do dispatch as single items, we highly recommend that customers purchase at least two coasters because they can immediately halve the postage cost per item. Buy three, it gets even better and so on...

Size: 10cm x 10cm (3.94” x 3.94”)

Production: Created on robust, high quality, hard wearing, scratch resistant melamine with a high gloss finish that can withstand temperatures of up to 140ºc. The coasters are hand-made ethically in the UK with a sustainably sourced Eucalyptus board base and a non-slip cork backing.

Designed exclusively for John7Arts / Rock'n'Roll Redux by multimedia artist David Lloyd, an alumni of Central Saint Martins School Of Art and the Institute Of Contemporary Arts in London. Employing the Découpe (cut-up) technique in which written text is cut up and rearranged to create a different and perhaps unexpected new narrative, David has employed shards of lyrics to give discerning fans an opportunity to engage in 'discover the songs' beneath a foreground featuring an iconic and classic guitar. The Découpe concept can be traced back to at least the Dadaists of the 1920s, but was popularised in the late 1950s and early 1960s by writer William S. Burroughs and later employed by David Bowie, Kurt Cobain and Thom Yorke. Each unique Rock’n’Roll Redux design ©2020 David Lloyd.

Jack White's 1964 JB Hutto Airline

"I play really old guitars; plastic guitars,” says Jack White in the documentary "It Might Get Loud". Referring to his oddly-shaped red guitar bearing the name "Airline" on its white headstock. He particularly enjoys the struggle in playing this unconventional-looking guitar. "If you want it easy, buy a brand new Les Paul or a brand new Stratocaster," White says half-jokingly.
As part of The White Stripes, Jack White played his Airline for nearly 10 years. He describes his guitar as a "hollow piece of plastic." The red plastic guitar body is made of two pieces called Res-O-Glas, a type of fiberglass. A narrow piece of maple runs down the middle of the body to anchor the neck, pickups and tailpiece. The Valco Airlines didn’t have a truss rod; instead, the neck was kept sturdy with reinforced steel. Quirkier still, the guitar only had 20 frets.

Airline Guitars were made in the United States from 1958-68 by VALCO and sold through Montgomery Ward for the retail price of $99.99. The angular red Airline model is usually referred to as the “JB Hutto” model, after the blues artist and slide guitarist J. B. Hutto because he was one of the first notable musicians to regularly use the guitar.

These guitars are in demand and very hard to find.  White’s original ’64 Airline guitar was in bad shape and missing parts when a Stripes fan (Frank Anselmo) bought a mint ’64 Airline on ebay for $3,000 and decided to give it to White as a gift.  He presented White with the guitar at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom on November 18, 2003.

After  Anselmo presented him with the guitar, Jack told him, “When I was a little boy and did something good, my dad would say ‘Jackie, you are a gentleman and a scholar.”