1930-33 National Duolian Guitar
(Serial No. C3720 pat pending) Blues approved! Excellent condition. Its hard to date Nationals exactly. This one is in the 1930-1933 time frame due to the features. Has the original cool grey/green Duco crystal finish on the top and sides, and the back has been painted grey to match the undercoat on the top. Has the 12 fret body, original neck, slot peghead and the pre-1933 flat f-holes. The tuners are modern Stewart-Macdonald reproductions (I think), which work fine; the rest of the hardware is original. The fretboard is in good condition. Its been refretted and the neck was reset at that time. The cone looks original - please see the pic below. The front of the peghead is stamped National Duolian and the serial number stamp and the words Pat Pending is on the top edge of the peghead. No structual repairs noted. Strap button added at the heel. Neck is straight, neck set is excellent, and the guitar has the sound you are looking for in a metal body. It plays very nicely - it was set up by my luthier. Here is a video clip of this guitar as played by Ed Wright of Brandon, FL. Comes with a newer hard shell case.

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