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1951 National Model 1125 ARch Top Valco Pickup Pro Setup Vintage Soft Shell Case
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An awesome extremely RARE 1951 National Model 1125 Arch Top Electric Guitar with a really cool vintage correct Soft Shell Case.... You can see the stamp of the model 1125 inside the sound hole. Sorry, I couldn't get a pic of it but its there!
This guitar is awesome. We had our Tech go completely over this guitar and set it up with awesome playing low action. No sore fingers with this one.. The arched top is beautiful as are the sides and bindings…The back, however, has had some issues. It looks to me that it had some moisture problems that loosed the top ply of the plywood back. The maple came loose in several areas but was carefully reglued back in place. I’m glad it was on the back. Couldn’t happen to the Spruce top as its solid wood…A good job by some Pro. A very high quality guitar for back in the 1950's that wasn't a Gibson or Martin.
This is a 24 ¾ inch scale neck. The original nut measures 1 5/8th inches. The neck has a nice big C profile that is a handful. Not a baseball bat but its larger than a 1950’s Gibson. It feels just right…The original frets are in very good shape. There is a little finger devoting at the top couple of frets See pics… Only superficial dings and such beyond the forementioned back repairs. Its in very good shape for a used 1951 guitar!
The guitar is all original. Single line Kluson tuners, National raised logo plate and serial number plate, Pickguard, knobs, Pickup, bridge and tailpiece. We cleaned the input jack a lot and it works now. We didn’t want to replace it but it may need to be at some point. The wiring looks original as well.
The sound of this guitar is fantastic. A very even booming voice that is quite loud..The Valco Single Coil pickup sings… Very toneful. The Blues Guys will love this one...This Valco Pickup is very strong.. I love it.
The Soft shell case is in very very good shape. All the latches, hinges and original handle are present and working properly. Even the accessory box is here on this one. The plush lining is still in terrific shape. Not original to this guitar. I have had this early 1950’s case in my stash and decided this beautiful guitar deserves this equally awesome case. It fits it great. An awesome home for your awesome guitar!
Its setup great to play right out of the box with new 10 gauge Strings. You will love this RARE Guitar! Made in the USA of course..
It is sold as-is no returns as its vintage and used. However, I have been hand picking vintage guitars for my customers for over 20 years now and they have all loved the the guitars I found for them..This one will not be an exception...
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