Here's a 1950 National California Model 1100. Rare, 17" size archtop, that plays & sounds fantastic!! No cracks or breaks. All parts on the guitar are original. There are two small filled holes at the bottom from a previous tailpiece, but the original is back on. Based on the Gibson L5 (for a lot less money), the guitar features a laminate spruce top, flame maple back & sides, Brazilian Rosewood bridge & fingerboard, bound body, and a beautiful sounding single coil pickup in the neck position. Perfect jazz and/or blues guitar! The neck has a comfortable chunky/round profile (not a baseball bat), with exceptional playability. The action is low from top to bottom! The frets still have life left as well. The beauty is ready to go! HSC included..

Before shipping, all guitars & basses receive a fresh, deep clean, along with a pro setup to your spec's! We are an appointment only store. All instruments are handled by SS Vintage employees only.

Weight- 6lbs 1oz
Nut Width- 1.69"

Feel free to call or email anytime with questions, picture requests, or just to chat about the instrument!

Free shipping is for Domestic only. For International shipping, please message us your city & postal code for an accurate shipping quote.

SS Vintage

SS Vintage

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SS Vintage
George Coutretsis
Chicago, Illinois
5:59 PM
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm Appointment Only

We accept PayPal, bank wire, and all major credit cards for payments.

For shipping, we use UPS, with all packages being fully insured. For International shipping, please message us directly, with your city and postal code, for a quote. Shipping rates do not include VAT and/or import taxes, which vary from country to country. The buyer is responsible for that cost. Arrival times will also vary from country to country. Every guitar is professionally setup and expertly packed!

We offer a 3 day approval period on all instruments from the time you receive the item. Customer is responsible for shipping instrument back if it's not the one for them.