1930-33 National Duolian Guitar
(Serial No. C267 Patent Pending) Blues approved! Excellent condition cosmetically, excellent condition soundwise. 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 that has turned black with age in some areas and shows playing wear all over. Has the 12 fret body, original neck, slot peghead and the pre-1933 flat f-holes. The tuners might be original but I suspect they are modern Stewart-Macdonald reproductions, which work fine; the rest of the hardware is original. The fret board is in good condition. Its been refretted and the neck was reset at that time. I have not had the instrument apart but I was told by the seller that the cone is original. The front of the peghead is stamped National Duolian and the serial number stamp is on the end along with the words Patent Pending. No repairs noted. 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 just set up by my luthier. Comes with the original very beat hard shell case.

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