National / STYLE 0 / 1933 / Nickel-plated Brass / Guitar
Nickel plated brass body with sanded hawaiian scenes, 12 fret round neck. The nicest version of the Style 0, the one with the 'rolled-in f-holes' and the ribbed cover-plate. Structurally solid, this guitar is in excellent conditions both in function and look and has the typical loud and sweet sound of brass-bodied Nationals. Original and well preserved logo. Original cone. On the flip-side of the cover-plate somebody etched 'WS AUG 1934', maybe the original owner. The flaws: a dent on the lower body rim the bridge cover re-soldered to the cover plate replaced binding on the treble-side of the fretboard back of neck probably sanded to wood and then oversprayed with a non-original strap button and a hole from another button now removed. Tuners: Klusons from the late '30s or early '40s so probably the guitar has been used for a while as a straight hawaiian lap-guitar, as a string-raiser mark behind the nut suggests, and tuners were reversed upside down with the buttons towards the headstock front for an easier access: now they are in the correct position and there is a small hole visible right above the plate from the old reverse position. Nickel is shiny, sanded drawings are clear, sound is fantastic, conditions are stunning for its age. Many more pictures and details on our website www.realvintage.it
Real Vintage, Italy
The guitars of REAL VINTAGE are on show in Salvatore Mancuso’s Guitar Shop in Milazzo, pleasant little seatown near Messina, starting point for trips to the Eolian Islands. A visit to REAL VINTAGE Guitars might be a good opportunity to discover one of the nicest spots of Sicily, with its architectonic and natural treasures. We only deal with clean and all-original vintage instruments. Each one is extensively described and pictured on our website www.realvintage.it . The shop offers new and used instruments and amps. Nino Fazio takes care of the vintage guitar inventory.
Shop's address: GUITAR SHOP di Salvatore Mancuso, via Manzoni 13 - 98057 Milazzo ME - Italy
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