"Palm Trees, Senoritas... and Rocket Ships" - the illustrated History of National, Dobro, Supro, Valco and OMI Guitars
A 423 page tour-de-force that explores the
fascinating design world of the musical instruments produced by the Dopyera Brothers from 1923 to 1993. Famous for their 'National' guitars, they went
on to pioneer electric pickups, fiberglass construction, amplifiers etc, and
influenced the sound of Country Music, Bluegrass, Blues and Hawaiian music
through most of the 20th Century.
Entirely and lavishly illustrated with over 1100 musical instruments and
amplifiers and more than 100 artists who used them - this is THE
DEFINITIVE COLLECTION of all the various developments, designs, colours
and engraving patterns of everything produced by the Dopyera Brothers
in their various companies throughout the 20th century - National, Dobro,
Supro, Valco, Mosrite, Regal and OMI. It has them ALL! It also features lap steels, amplifiers
and various National and Valco manufactured items for other Trade houses.
The book is concluded with an updated list of the serial numbers of known
and re-discovered instruments - now in excess of 4200. A MUST HAVE for
anyone interested in these guitars. Leaves other books on the subject in the dust....$140
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We ship UPS and Fedex for ground service and air. DB Schenker is very good for foreign shipments, as they are less expensive. They will also let you pick up your instrument at the airport if you want to save some money. We've been packing guitars for 30 years, and find that most damage is due to poor packing. We know how to pack. We fully insure all shipments and we will take care of any claim that might arise. We guarantee that you won't have to fight with a shipping company if any damage occurs. We do that. Even though you have the guitar in your possession and have paid for it, we assume all responsibility.
You may inspect the instrument for 24 hours and return it if you don't want to keep it without explanation. If you need another day or two, simply call us and request more time, and we will work with you. We make agreements with you, and we keep them! Satisfaction Guaranteed. NO RETURNS ON NEW AMPLIFIERS OR SPECIAL ORDERS