1930 National Style 1 Silver Mandolin

(Serial No. 302) Early mandolin with triangular body, single resonator and 12 frets clear of the body. Early National steel body instruments are referred to as "Silver" - guitars, ukes, and mandolins, in grades 1,2,and 3. A few years later, National began using the familiar Triolian, Duolian, and other common National model names. This instrument has a round neck with a bound rosewood fretboard. Shows some playing wear on the coverplate and a few nicks and dents, but nothing major. Original hardware and finish. Typical with Nationals, the neck has some bow in it and would need a reset to play up the neck in standard. But that not what you want this for - its very cool just like it is for slide work, especially slide blues. Sam Bush plays slide mandolin - check out his sound to see all the possibilities. Very loud with a unique sound. Comes with a slide and a Travelite style foam hard case

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