1952 National Model 1150

Retrofret Stock # 5994. National Model 1150 Model Acoustic Guitar (1952), made in Chicago, serial # X-12481, natural lacquer finish, Spruce top, mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, brown hard shell case. Length is 40 1/2 in. (102.9 cm.), 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm.) across at the widest point, and 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is...
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1952 National 1122 Cosmopolitan

Year: 1952 Finish: Original Sunburst Pickups: Original Electronics: Original Tuners: Old Replacements Pickguard: Original Case: Hard Case Comments: Hard to find National 1122. This little guitar is really cool and has a look to it that is unforgettable. Tonally, its original pickup is powerful, punchy and incredibly musical. The neck profile on this model has the nice 50's...
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1959 National 1959 National Guitar/ Amp Catalog

Original 5 page fold out black and white National brand catalog. Goes through their solid bodies, flat tops, amps, and electric Hawaiian. Informative and cool!
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1928 National Style 2 1/2 Tricone

1928 National Style 2 1/2 tri-cone square neck in excellent condition. This is all original except one rebuttoned tuner. This early style 2 1/12 features roses engraved on the front, back,sides and cover plate of the German Silver nickel plated body. Full reverberant tone with more volume than many tri-cones we have heard. The original case is also in great shape and included.
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1957 National Bolero

1957 National Bolero Our Price: $1,050 Stock# 43410 - Serial # X71785 National guitars of the 1950's had a funky styling all their own; these cool guitars had one foot backwards in having some elements of art deco styling while incorporating elements of mid century, space age modernism. Luckily, the neck on this one is relatively straight, so it takes it out of the 'for slide only'...
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1928 National Tricone Tenor

1928 National metal body tricone tenor guitar! Good condition, with a resoldered hand rest and a dent in the rim on the back edge. Otherwise all original and sounds great! No case.
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1962 National Valpro 82

1962 National Valpro 82 in scarlet red in excellent condition, with original hardshell case. Additional photos available on our website: www.guitarworksltd.com.
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1957 National Studio

1957 National Studio lap steel in excellent condition. Ivory colored celluloid covering, similar to the Supro Studio model from around the same time. Symmetrical guitar-shaped body, painted-on totem style fingerboard markers. Replica Kluson tuners, otherwise all original. No case. Additional photos available on our website: www.guitarworksltd.com.
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1951 National Chicagoan

1951 National Chicagoan lap steel in black pearloid finish. White Lexan fingerboard with musical note markers, all-original except for replica Kluson tuners. Additional photos available on our website: www.guitarworksltd.com.
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1962 National Westwood 75

1962 National Westwood 75. Map shape wood body with original clear pickguard. 1 standard pickup and 1 built into the bridge (SilverSound) pickup. 3 knobs on bass side, 3 way slotted (Tele style) switch and master volume on treble side. Block inlays and cherry to black sunburst finish. Excellent condition. Original soft-shell case.
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1955 National Model 1155 Acoustic Guitar (#NAT0002)

1955 National, Model 1155 Acoustic Guitar, Sunburst, Rare & uncommon body made by Gibson! Unusual light Tortoise guard, Very good sounding! EC, OHSC, $2,995
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1962 National Westwood 72

1962 National Westwood 72 in its original WHITE finish. It has a great playing neck with good frets. It's all original with the exception of the switch tip, and is 100% complete including its original chipboard case. There are a few minor nicks + dings, lots of minor finish checking, and cracked-up binding on the sides of the fretboard. This wood body National sounds AMAZING with a very strong...
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1956 National Reso-Phonic

1956 National Reso-Phonic Beautiful all original condition. Non-Cut, square neck. Tiny Social Security number ingraved on rear cone cover. We got it without a case but we’ll put it in something! $1199.00
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1932 National Style 1

1932 National Style 1 Resonator Mandolin EXC- Plain and simple and in really nice condition with a fresh re-fret and setup and new cone and biscuit. It sounds great. Both top and back are nice and clean with no breaks or dents or separations or the like. Plain headstock and 40's period tuning pegs with new buttons. Some soldering has been done on the original tailpiece. It all works just...
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1955 National Valco Dyanamic

Cool 1955 National Dynamic guitar made by Valco. This one is totally cool and it is painted in a Royal blue color. This guitar is in excellent condition and is all original except for a repro logo. Just in getting set up and restrung
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1951 National Model 1140 Archtop Guitar

AG - 00099 1951 National Model 1140 Archtop Guitar VG ++ Very attractive archtop in great condition with a good strong sound with warmth to it. Crack free. Spruce sunburst top and sunburst maple back with great tiger stripe maple sides. Original tailpiece, adjustable bridge and pickguard. Straight mahogany C profile neck with good frets and the patented flat removeable heel makes for easy...
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1957 National Avalon 1134

This all original 1957 National Avalon model 1134 is very rare. The Avalon has a solid chambered single cutaway body. It was built by V.A.L. Co. or Valco in Chicago by a company owned by Victor Smith, Al Frost and Louis Dopyera that was started in 1942 and had it's beginning with the National String Instrument Corporation. The V.A.L. Co. name is an acronym compiled from the first letter of the...
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~1950 National Debonaire

Up for sale, a 1950s National Debonaire electric archtop in excellent condition and in good working order. This instrument excels both acoustically and when plugged in, with a 3 3/8" body depth and 15" lower bout delivering a pronounced and clear archtop tone. The midrange is present without being overbearing and lead lines come through with plenty of zing in the top end and tight bass. When...
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1957 Supro/National ES-175

1957 Supro/National Belaire which is a Valco made guitar with a Gibson made ES-175 body. It has a great playing neck with great frets. It's all original and 100% complete. Included is the pictured hardshell case. There is a hairline crack on the bass side of the neck running down from the edge of the nut to the 1st fret. This crack is no threat to the structural integrity of this rare Supro...
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~1950 National/Supro Glenwood Town & Country

1950’s National/Supro Glenwood Town & Country All original. Stripped body and back of headstock (go figure!) Straight neck, good playability, original frets still good profile with gigbag exc. $1599.00
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National Metal Fingerpicks

A set of 3 National Fingerpicks (1940s-1950s) Patent number with no U.S.A. stamp
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1954 National 1155 E

This is a very nice National 1155E from 1954. These were made with Gibson J-45 bodies. This guitar plays and sounds fantastic. The original built in pickup sounds really good as well. Call for an in hand description.
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1961 National Newport Map Bass Res O Glass

Original 1961(serial numbered) National Res-O-Glass Bass guitar model complete with hard case for sale .No issues or excuses here, No need to pony up for a reproduction. One of the first guitar manufacturers to venture beyond wood for the construction of its guitars was Valco, which in 1962 introduced the National and Supro lines of fiberglass-bodied electrics. These were the famous...
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1950 National -

Retrofret Stock # 5919. National Tube Guitar Amplifier (1950), made in Chicago, serial # V33151, tweed finish. A great, crunchy sounding late 40's style Valco made Amplifier.Height is 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm.), 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.) width, and 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm.) deep. Original 10" field coil speaker, handle and period correct tubes. This little amp also still sports its original two prong cable. ...
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1929 National STYLE 1 SQUARENECK

EC-, German silver body, lattice soundholes, square metal neck with slotted headstock, ivoroid-bound 19-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, T-bar bridge, three original 6'' cones, triangular screened coverplate (one non-orignal screw), stamped tailpiece, original National 3-on-a-plate tuners with ivoroid plastic buttons, National logo on peghead, neck cord eyelet added to side of neck,...
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VG-EC, the Style 4 was the top-of-the-line for National instruments of this period, 14-1/8'' German silver body, Chrysanthemum engraving pattern on top, sides, back and handstrap, lattice grill soundholes, triangular screened coverplate, square neck, bound ebony fretboard, diamond inlays (2 are new, installed by our shop), 19 frets, 3 new National cones (installed by our shop), T-bar bridge,...
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1959 National TOWN & COUNTRY

This National Town & Country was made in the USA in 1959. This guitar shows some light wear, but is in overall very nice shape for its age. It plays and sounds really good. It is all original and it comes with the original hard shell case.
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1958 National Town & Country

Retrofret Stock # 5998. National Town & Country Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1958), made in Chicago, serial # X-94844, Blonde lacquer finish, maple body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original brown tolex hard shell case. This striking and super stylish Populuxe-influenced National solidbodies of the mid-late 1950's came in several variations (most notably the "standard" Town & Country...
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VG-EC (there are a few minor dings), the Style 4 was the top of the food chain National instrument of this period, 14-1/8'' German silver body, Chrysanthemum engraving pattern on top, sides, back and handstrap, lattice grill soundholes, square neck, bound ebony fretboard (rebound by our shop), diamond inlays (4 are new, by our shop), 19 frets, 3 new National cones, screened coverplate, T-bar...
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